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Honours subject area

Our program consists of 2 seminar units – ANHS4101 Research Skills in Ancient History and SOFH4001 Breakthroughs in the Humanities, and a thesis of 20,000 words on a topic decided by you in consultation with your superviso

Honours in Ancient History allows you to specialise in a particular field and to write a major piece of research and develop worthwhile transferable skills of analysis and critical argumentation. The honours year can be the culmination of your study of Ancient History or a pathway to further research in our postgraduate program.

Qualifying for honours:

If you are considering an honours year in Ancient History, it is best to seek early advice on all the pathways open to you and the skills you will need to do your best. Formal prerequisites are:

  • a major in Ancient History with an average of 70 percent or above; and
  • an additional 12 credit points (or equivalent) of Ancient Greek or Latin.  


  • You can still pick up your ancient language as senior units via the units in Reading Greek (GRKA2620 and 2621) or Reading Latin (LATN2620 and 2621).
  • Mid-year entry for the Ancient History Honours subject area is not available.

If you are interested in undertaking Honours in Ancient History, please contact the Honours Coordinator Dr Ben Brown.

To commence study in the year

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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