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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Length||1 year full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$24,270* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||001816G|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A400|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) provides students with the opportunity to study their chosen discipline area at an advanced level. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduates are eligible to apply for entry to masters and doctoral research programs.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program will provide intellectual stimulation, academic achievement and personal enrichment. You will be given the opportunity to undertake a substantial and original research project whilst being under the supervision of an academic with a proven research record. The skills acquired will enhance your future career prospects in a broad range of occupations in both private and public sectors, giving you an edge, compared with a straight undergraduate pass degree.
You will undertake study at a higher level than your previously completed undergraduate degree, both in your honours coursework units and when you carry out research for your thesis. The thesis allows you to focus on an area of particular interest to you, and provides the opportunity to make a contribution to knowledge and wider debates in your discipline.
Areas of study available in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) are Children’s Literature, Literary Studies, Professional and Creative Writing, Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International Relations, Politics, Philosophical Studies, Middle East Studies and Australian Studies.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course requires the completion of 8 credit points of study at level 4. Half of that requirement is met through coursework, which may include directed reading and/or enrolment in course work units, and half is satisfied through a research project (thesis or dissertation) of 14 000/16 000 words. Where creative works form a significant part of the assessment, they must be accompanied by an exegesis of at least 6 000 words, depending on the discipline area. There are no attendance requirements for Cloud (online) enrolled students, although regular consultation with an appointed thesis supervisor is required.
Refer to the details of each discipline for availability.
The School of Communication and Creative Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following disciplines:
Animation and Motion Capture, Children's Literature, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Journalism, Literary Studies, Media and Communication, Photography, Professional and Creative Writing, Public Relations, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design.
Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds and Waterfront Campus students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following disciplines:
(i) Anthropology and Criminology are offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) mode.
(ii) Australian Studies, History, International Relations, Languages, Middle East Studies, Politics, Philosophy and Sociology are all offered at the Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online).
In order to be considered for admission to an honours degree, applicants must have completed the requirements the Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree or equivalent, and have results that indicate they are capable of undertaking an honours program in their undergraduate major sequence.
Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.