Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Under supervision, students formulate a question and then research and write an extended archaeological study of 12,000 to 15,000 words. The thesis demonstrates students' capacity to make an original contribution to the discipline of Archaeology. Students are expected to meet regularly with supervisors including non-scheduled meetings.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning Activities Preparation and completion of a thesis

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA Bachelor of Arts Honours or AHAR Bachelor of Archaeology Honours


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Undertake a piece of independent research, with academic guidance
02. Identify relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, apply appropriate techniques and draw appropriate conclusions
03. Synthesise and critically assess a range of primary and secondary evidence
04. Complete a thesis to a professional standard, including appropriate graphical and text presentation skills
05. Structure a substantial piece of written work
06. Be able to manage their time effectively and complete a substantial piece of independent work to deadline

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Meredith-Williams

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Work towards the completion of a thesis of 12,000-15,000 words in length. 100% Thesis

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6