Archaeology Field of Study
Part of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program
Commencing semesters, 2017
School of Social Science
Why study Archaeology?
Archaeology at undergraduate level is the scientific study of the prehistoric and historic human past. Archaeologists examine human culture and biological evolution through the study of artefacts, human remains, and other materials from the past in order to understand humankind's cultural origins and development. The main aims of the Honours year are: To enable students with an adequate background in Archaeology to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree To enhance students' capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation. To train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career. Achievement of first class or IIA honours allows direct entry to a PhD program.
What you can study
An Honours year in Archaeology focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilising those skills in a sustained and purposeful way by conducting independent research. Apart from content knowledge, employers and professionals value both the reliability and capacity for independent work, and the skill at writing substantial reports which are demonstrated by successful completion of Honours.
View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Archaeology field of study.
What it costs
Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.