• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Biological Anthropology
  • Specialisation code BIAN-HSPC
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

  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; and

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 the completion of the following course(s):

BIAN4011 - Data Analysis and Methods in Biological Anthropology (6 units)

BIAN4010 - Theory Seminar in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (12 units)

ARCH4003 - Archaeology and Biological Anthropology Honours Writing Seminar (6 units)

THES4103 - Thesis (24 units)

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