Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

This is a one-year degree for people who have already completed a relevant undergraduate degree.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
061891K
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

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The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is available for high-achieving students who have completed a relevant Pass Bachelor  degree offered by the Faculty of Education and Arts or equivalent at another institution.

Aside from expanding your knowledge in a specialised area, an Honours degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market.

You will build on your knowledge in your chosen major area of study through research, analysis and communication skills.

Undertaking an Honours year is also an important step for those who want to become an academic or a professional researcher.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) students will:

  • build on the knowledge and skills they gained in their undergraduate degree
  • develop advanced research techniques appropriate to their chosen field of study
  • prepare an Honours thesis, or creative project with exegesis/dissertation, along with coursework units appropriate to the field of study of the thesis.
  • be equipped to pursue further postgraduate study.

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
Year 1 - Semester 1 HUMA410
Honours advanced coursework A
HUMA400
Honours thesis A
or
ARTS408
Research thesis/Creative practice A

HUMA402
Introduction to thesis research and design

Year 1 - Semester 2 HUMA411
Honours advanced coursework B
HUMA406
Honours thesis B
OR
ARTS409
Research thesis/Creative practice B
 

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
  • Average first year fee: $6560 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours), a student must have:

1.1 Completed an approved ACU undergraduate degree, or equivalent, normally within the last five years with a minimum GPA as stipulated in the University Guidelines for Honours Programs.

1.2 Additionally, students must have attained one of the following:

  1. a GPA of 5.75 on the ACU seven point scale in their major, or field of study, in the relevant undergraduate degree1; or
  2. for students who have completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design degree, achieved a Distinction in at least one of any Art Theory unit AND a GPA of 5.75 on the ACU seven point scale across the visual arts/design units in their final year of study; or
  3. for students who have completed a Bachelor of Digital Media degree, achieved a Distinction in at least one of any Media Theory unit AND a GPA of 5.75 on the ACU seven point scale across their final year in their media/digital journalism units;

1.3 Students must also meet any other requirements stipulated in the University Guidelines for Honours Programs.

Offers of admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) require the approval of the National Head of School, or nominee, and will only be made where the student's proposed area of study aligns with a demonstrated capacity for Honours research and supervision within the School.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

In accordance with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy, students who do not meet the standard requirements for entry to Bachelor of Arts (Honours) may be eligible for admission if they can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and/or competencies. Particular equity groups, including students who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, from low SES, regional or remote areas, may also be eligible for admission under equity pathways such as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Special Entry Scheme or the Special Consideration for Long Term Educational Disadvantage (Universities Admissions Centre) Education Access Scheme (EAS). In accordance with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy, any such applications will be assessed by the National Head of the School of Arts.


1 For students enrolled in double degrees, the GPA rule applies to majors within the relevant degree. For instance, for Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts, it would only be based on the Bachelor of Arts units.

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2018

OP Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest OP to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median OP to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest OP to receive an offer N/A N/A
Rank Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest Rank to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median Rank to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest Rank to receive an offer N/A N/A
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Median ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer N/A N/A
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of OP/Rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum OP/Rank) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/Rank requirement) N/A N/A
International students 0 0.00%
All students <5 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
10 100.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) N/A N/A
International students 0 0.00%
All students 10 100%
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
5 100.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) N/A N/A
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) N/A N/A
International students 0 0.00%
All students 5 100%
  • N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

Further information

  • Digital Journalism (not offered in Brisbane)
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Study of Religions
  • Theological Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Youth Work

Overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

Domestic Students

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is available for high-achieving students who have completed a relevant Pass Bachelor  degree offered by the Faculty of Education and Arts or equivalent at another institution.

Aside from expanding your knowledge in a specialised area, an Honours degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market.

You will build on your knowledge in your chosen major area of study through research, analysis and communication skills.

Undertaking an Honours year is also an important step for those who want to become an academic or a professional researcher.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) students will:

  • build on the knowledge and skills they gained in their undergraduate degree
  • develop advanced research techniques appropriate to their chosen field of study
  • prepare an Honours thesis, or creative project with exegesis/dissertation, along with coursework units appropriate to the field of study of the thesis.
  • be equipped to pursue further postgraduate study.

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Brisbane
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Melbourne
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Strathfield
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 10-Feb-2020

Deferment

No deferment available.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
Year 1 - Semester 1 HUMA410
Honours advanced coursework A
HUMA400
Honours thesis A
or
ARTS408
Research thesis/Creative practice A

HUMA402
Introduction to thesis research and design

Year 1 - Semester 2 HUMA411
Honours advanced coursework B
HUMA406
Honours thesis B
OR
ARTS409
Research thesis/Creative practice B
 

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

  • Unit Fee: $2840.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $22720.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $22720.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

IELTS overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading, plus high level achievement in a three year Bachelor of Arts qualification.

  • Digital Journalism (not offered in Brisbane)
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Study of Religions
  • Theological Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Youth Work

Overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading.

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