Duration1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Location
Online and Rockhampton
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCA44
First-year fee
$16,320 (Indicative) (CSP)
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Overview

Study the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) to continue your undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest. On completion, you will be particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course combines research skill acquisition and a dissertation to prepare you for entry into further research higher degrees or increase your competitive advantage for employment opportunities, particularly research-related employment. You will build on your undergraduate knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in a humanities or arts discipline by selecting a specific research topic consulting with an academic advisor. You will gain practical research skills as well as in-depth knowledge of your chosen research topic. You will also acquire advanced cognitive skills and be able to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and be able to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • community development
  • counselling
  • education
  • government
  • healthcare
  • media and communications
  • research
  • sociology
  • social work or political advocacy
  • writing.

Structure & Availability

 

 

Course Structure

This course consists of half (24 credit points) coursework and half (24 credit points) dissertation. Coursework consists of four units (or equivalent) based on assessment. Details of the assessment and word length of the dissertation will be advised by the program coordinator.

 

Honours level research projects can be pursued in the following disciplines: English and Cultural studies, Creative Writing, Geography, History and Politics, Indigenous Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Visual Arts, Theatre Studies and Music.

 

Unit Information 

For information on the units you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

 

 

Credit Transfer Information 

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

 

 

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Rockhampton
Term 2, 2024Rockhampton

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Indicative First-Year Fee

$16,320
Indicative first-year CSP place

The Indicative First-Year Fee is the approximate cost of enrolling for one full-time academic year for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). For this course, this means four units studied over two terms. Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth Supported Places

This course has Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available, and as a domestic student, you'll be offered a CSP, provided you meet CSP eligibility requirements. CSPs are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees.

HECS-HELP Loan

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan if you are offered a CSP. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. 

Learn more about paying for university.

Part of your course costs will include Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). SSAF is charged in addition to your student contribution or tuition fees and is used to help enhance your study experience. There may also be other costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

We believe a quality education can be for everyone – regardless of background, location, or life circumstances. That's why we offer a variety of scholarships and bursaries that can give you a helping hand with a range of expenses and enhance your employability.

Explore scholarships.

How to apply

How to apply

Check what you need to do to apply to study this course. 

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Extra admission information

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