Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Social Sciences
CoordinatorDr Julian Millie


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Honours studies in this area will advance students' knowledge and competencies in the discipline of anthropology.

Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis, and two compulsory coursework units. The thesis topic is chosen in consultation with the anthropology honours coordinator.


Thesis units

Students complete one of the following options:

  • ATS4230 Arts honours thesis (24 points)
  • ATS4231 Arts honours thesis A (12 points) and ATS4232 Arts honours thesis B (12 points

Coursework units

Students complete the following units:

  • 24 points of fourth-year elective units chosen in consultation with the honours coordinator

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in anthropology must have completed a major in that discipline.

Contact details

Relevant courses

0003 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)