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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - CA44

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.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/48

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Rockhampton, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

Not applicable

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Not applicable

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.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

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

Term 1 - 2021Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Student Profile
If you would like to read about the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course is open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution and who have achieved a GPA of at least 5 (or higher amount set by the School) in a relevant major as well as any specific discipline requirements such as selected perquisites in their undergraduate course.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of the study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Security Requirements

NIL

Health Requirements

NIL

Assumed Knowledge

n/a

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.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.
Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution? Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.
Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
HECS-HELP and payment options HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

Explore the world of research and gain a deeper understanding of your discipline by extending your studies with an honours degree at CQUniversity.

Within the Bachelor of Arts (Honours), you have the opportunity to explore a discipline in depth, and can choose from discipline areas such as English and Cultural studies, Creative Writing, Geography, History and Politics, Indigenous Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Visual Arts, Theatre Studies or Music. As part of the course, you will complete four coursework units, and these units include supervised readings. You will also complete a dissertation of 15-20,000 words. When deciding on your dissertation topic you must discuss this with the Head of Course to be allocated a supervisor. This arrangement of topic and supervisor is required before your application for admission can be assessed.

PATHWAYS
Studying an honours degree provides you with a pathway towards a research higher degree. At CQUniversity, you may like to explore either the Master of Research or the Doctor of Philosophy.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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