Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts

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
  • 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

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 3BH002
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February
Enquiries Future Students team

Selection Criteria
Higher Education Study Students who have completed the required undergraduate program to a satisfactory level may be eligible to apply for the Honours program.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3BH002

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
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Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Potential careers

Music Historian, Cultural Heritage Officer, Project Officer, Education Officer, Research and Education, Social Researcher, Archivist, Author, Communications Officer, Copywriter, Entertainment Industry, Feature Writer, Foreign Affairs, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, Ministerial Adviser, Novelist, Parliamentary Adviser, Political Adviser, Publishing, Writer, Archaeologist ...

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available from the Faculty of Arts website.

Testimonial

During my degree, I discovered my passion: Philosophy. Prior to coming to university I had never studied it before, but from the first lecture I was hooked. I also reignited my love for Classics, and have loved studying that too. The BA (Adv) has not only allowed me to study what I love, but has allowed me to do so in a rigorous and deeply fulfilling manner, all the while developing my research skills and giving me the experience of a lifetime. I've made great friends and had wonderful experiences that I will cherish for a lifetime. Just do it!

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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021