• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Biological Anthropology
  • Specialisation code BIAN-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Biological Anthropology Honours Specialisation

The Biological Anthropology Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of biological anthropology, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. pose a significant research question relating to biological anthropology;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to biological anthropology, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
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Admission Requirements

1. a major or equivalent in one of the following:

Ancient History

Australian Indigenous Studies


Biological Anthropology


Environmental Studies


2. with the following courses or equivalent: BIAN3014

3. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis 


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
BIAN4009 Writing Seminar in Biological Anthropology 6
BIAN4010 Theory Seminar in Biological Anthropology 12
BIAN4011 Data Analysis and Methods in Biological Anthropology 6
THES4103 Thesis 6-24
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