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.


On Campus, Online




1 years full-time, 2 years part-time


Rockhampton, Online


Not applicable


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.

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.


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.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2023Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2024Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2023Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2024Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2023Available Online
Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available 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
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Institute Profile
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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.

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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.
2023 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$15,140.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. 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.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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