Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Turn high-achieving into a higher degree

There are many reasons we encourage graduates to apply for an honours year. You might want to build a necessary foundation for postgraduate research. You could be seeking answers to questions no one else has asked. Perhaps you’re pursuing advanced communication skills and subject knowledge to gain a competitive edge in the job market.

Our prerequisite for honours study is at least a credit standard in a specified major. Applications are called for by Departments/Disciplines in October and November each year.

What will you do?

  • Attend regular classes for advanced coursework.
  • Partner with an academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development.
  • Produce an extended piece of work (thesis) on a chosen topic.
You'll focus your honours degree in any of the following areas:
  • Anthropology
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies and Social Analysis
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • International Development
  • Japanese Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies

Further information on eligibility and how to apply is available via the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics.


  • Showcase your abilities with a Honours degree
  • Dive deeply into researching your passion
  • Be part of a community of world-leading academics

Entry Requirements

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 3BH002
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake

February

Selection Criteria
Higher Education Study

A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5, a major sequence consisting of 24 units in chosen major or equivalent with a minimum credit average grade (65% or better) in that major sequence. An Honours Nomination Form must be submitted at the following website: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/honours. Further information on Honours in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics can also be found at this site: https://able.adelaide.edu.au/study-with-us/honours

Other Entry Pathways
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Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
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Scholarships

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Careers

Potential careers

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Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

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Example Study Plan

Study plans are available from the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics website.

Testimonial

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Last updated: Monday, 18 Sep 2023