Honours in archaeology

ArchaeologyWhy study Honours in archaeology?

Study the nature of past societies — their economies, social organisation, art and symbolism and relationship with the environment. Explore human origins in Africa, early civilisations in Asia, Mesoamerica, and the eastern Mediterranean, and Australian Indigenous and historical archaeology. Learn about the theoretical and historical development of archaeology as a discipline.

Career opportunities

Government heritage manager, private consultant, museum curator, academic.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework subjects (60 credit points).

A thesis (12,000 – 15,000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To  apply for entry to honours you are expected to have completed a Bachelor's degree in archaeology or a Bachelor's degree majoring in archaeology with at least 120  credit points of archaeology subjects with a 70% average or better. You are  also expected to have completed ARC3AAR Approaches to Archaeological Research  with a B average and four weeks approved fieldwork.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Two coursework subjects (40 credit points).

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To  apply for entry to honours you are expected to have completed a Bachelor's degree in archaeology or a Bachelor's degree majoring in archaeology with at least 130  credit points of archaeology subjects with a 70% average or better. You are  also expected to have completed ARC3AAR Approaches to Archaeological Research  with a B average and four weeks approved fieldwork.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

Available to students of archaeology, art history, history, European and Greek studies, the Classical Association of Victoria, La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne are each offering a scholarship, in association with the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA), to enable three Honours or Postgraduate students to travel to Greece to undertake academic research.  For further information please contact Roger Scott, r.scott@unimelb.edu.au or Jenny Webb, jenny.webb@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe University Archaeological Society (LAS)

The La Trobe University Archaeological Society (LAS) is a thriving community for anyone interested in archaeology. The Society hosts numerous events throughout the year, provides support to students and aims to maintain dialogue between students and staff of the University's Archaeology Program and industry.

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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers.

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