Macquarie University logo

Postgraduate | MAQ-AHIX6202 | 2024

Archaeological and Historical Studies: Foundation in Archaeology or History

Course information for 2024 intake

View information for 2023 course intake
Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
22 July 2024,
View 2023 dates
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
18 weeks

Price from


Upfront cost


FEE-HELP available

Archaeological and Historical Studies: Foundation in Archaeology or History

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Acquire knowledge of a range of ancient cultures in their geographic and chronological contexts above undergraduate level.
    2. Understand how past societies developed and interacted worldwide and some of the principles, concepts and techniques used in the study of their history and/or archaeology above undergraduate level.
    3. Read ancient sources and literature from different historical and/or archaeological disciplines and interpret written and material evidence with appreciation and understanding above undergraduate level.
    4. Plan and present written arguments about ancient cultures and material in coherent and documented form above undergraduate level.
    5. Apply and adapt knowledge of a range of issues, questions and problems relating to the contemporary understanding of the past above undergraduate level.
    6. Demonstrate critical engagement with a variety of modern scholarly opinions.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-HIS-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate of Ancient History
  • MAQ-HIS-MAS-2024 - Master of Ancient History


Admission in GradCertAncHist (OUA)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

Macquarie University logo


Graduate Certificate of Ancient History

Macquarie University logo


Master of Ancient History