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Why enrol for the degree with Honours?

The purpose of an Honours degree is to enable students of high calibre to spread their wings by undertaking serious research and further coursework in a chosen field of study for an additional year of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

The Honours program in archaeology or biological anthropology provides students with the opportunity to refine their analytical skills and research techniques while significantly expanding employment and study options. A bachelor degree with Honours is both a prestigious qualification in its own right and also the most effective means of qualifying for higher degree work at Masters and PhD level. A combined honours course may also be arranged.

At ANU we welcome Honours applicants from other universities in Australia or overseas. Normally an Honours program involves both course work elements (typically two or more courses during the year) and a substantial piece of written work (typically 12,000-15,000 words) in consultation with a supervisor.

Guidelines for application

Honours in Archaeology

Honours in Biological Anthropology

Initial enquiries about honours in Archaeology or Biological Anthropology should be emailed to the Convenor.

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