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Honours

Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours)

  • CRICOS Code: 009645A

Where will this take me?

Overview

Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours) graduates:

  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more selected fields of study in core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages
  • Demonstrate high level research skills appropriate to one or more core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages
  • Access and comprehend national and international debates in their specialised area(s) of study
  • Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts
  • Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force
  • Communicate effectively and, in the case of those students specialising in a language discipline, read, write and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural context

Further study

Coursework Masters

If you wish to continue your professional studies at postgraduate level, the studies you undertake in your major can provide a direct pathway to coursework masters degrees in a wide range of areas. Entry is based on academic merit and in most cases requires completion of a Bachelor degree or equivalent. For more information on entry into a coursework masters degree see the University Graduate coursework study web page.

Research Higher Degrees

If you wish to undertake advanced research and explore particular study areas in more depth, there will be opportunities to proceed to a range of Research Higher Degrees at masters and doctoral level, usually upon completion of an Honours degree. For more information about research higher degree study in Arts and the entry requirements, see the University Graduate research web page and the Graduate Research Hub.