• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code ARCH-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Archaeology 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 archaeology, 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 archaeology;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to archaeology, 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 Archaeology
  2. with the following courses or equivalent: ARCH3000
  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
ARCH4001 An Introduction to Cultural and Environmental Heritage 6
ARCH4002 Archaeology Honours Research Seminar 6
ARCH4003 Archaeology Honours Writing Seminar 6
ARCH4004 Frameworks for Archaeological Science 6
THES4102 Thesis 6-24
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