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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; 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.

Monash University

Commencement year

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies

Contact details



Associate Professor Colin Hope


Faculty of Arts

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies



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

Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis and two coursework units. Coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the ancient cultures honours coordinator.


This course comprises 48 points: Part A: Research (24 points) and Part B: Coursework (24 points)

Units are 12 points unless otherwise indicated.

Part A. Research (24 points)

Students undertake the following in their chosen discipline:


  • ATS4230 Arts honours thesis (24 points)

or both of:

Part B. Coursework (24 points)

One of:

  • ATS4257 Reading the ancient past
  • ATS4702 Classical languages for researchers

and one of:

  • ATS4256 Predynastic and early dynastic Egypt
  • ATS4345 Research methods in classical antiquity

Intending honours students

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

Relevant courses

A3701 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)