La Trobe University

Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Whether you want to work in the professional archaeology sector, or go on to further research with a PhD, build on your successes in Archaeology by completing the Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) to develop the essential skills you'll need in archaeological research, fieldwork, problem solving, and oral and written communication. Completing our dedicated Honours coursework subjects will provide you with a deeper understanding of archaeological theory, research design and practice. You'll also complete a dedicated archaeological fieldwork subject - getting hands-on experience of the practical and professional skills you'll need to build your career and to complete your research thesis. For your thesis, you'll complete an independent research project, under the supervision of expert staff. Take advantage of departmental expertise in Indigenous Australian archaeology, historical archaeology, archaeological sciences, landscape archaeology, heritage management, Near Eastern or Asian archaeology.


  • The Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours) is a 120-credit point course that consists of:
  • Successful completion of 60 credit points of disciplinary coursework subjects
  • and
  • Successful completion of 60 credit points of thesis subjects.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Huss Honours Thesis A
  • Huss Honours Thesis B
  • Issues in Contemporary Archaeology
  • Practical Archaeology
  • Research Skills
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $32,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

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