Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours)

  • CRICOS code: 009645A

What will I study?


The Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours) degree requires the completion of 100 points of study at fourth-year level.

  • Pure honours usually consists a 50 point thesis (15,000 words), a research methods subject (12.50 points) and three coursework subjects (37.50) in one area of study
  • Combined honours usually consists of a 50 points thesis (15,000 words) and a research methods subject (12.50 points) in one area of study, and three coursework subjects in the combined area of study (37.50 points)
  • There is no combined honours option for Psychology, Economics, Geography, Classics or Ancient World Studies

Please note: this structure may vary depending on specialisation.

Honours students are required to achieve an honours grade (ie. H1, H2A, H2B, H3) for each subject and thesis component of their course in order to complete to the degree.

For information on policies that govern this degree students should refer to the information on the Melbourne Policy Library.

Disciplines: Overview and course structure

Choose from a broad range of disciplines, including:

Ancient World studiesAnthropologyArabic studiesArt History
Asian studiesChinese studiesClassicsCreative Writing
CriminologyEconomicsEnglish and TheatreFrench studies
Gender studiesGeographyGerman studiesHistory
History and Philosophy of ScienceIndigenous studiesIndonesian studiesIslamic studies
Italian studiesJapanese studiesLinguistics and Applied LinguisticsMedia and Communications
PhilosophyPolitics and International StudiesPsychologyRussian studies
Screen and Cultural studiesSociologySpanish and Latin American Studies