Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)|
This course map is for new students commencing from 2018.
If you require a copy of an older course map, please contact Arts and Education Student Services.
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||001816G|
|Deakin course code||A400|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Discipline sequences
- Details of discipline sequences
This course gives high-achieving Bachelor of Arts graduates the opportunity to undertake advanced study in their chosen discipline.
As a student, you’ll undertake both coursework and a substantial research project (thesis) under the supervision of an academic with a professional research record. Conducting your own research will allow you to focus on an area of particular interest to you, and give you the opportunity to contribute to wider debates within your discipline.
The skills you will acquire in a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) will enhance your future career prospects in a broad range of occupations. Furthermore, undertaking honours will provide you with a new level of intellectual stimulation and personal enrichment.
The research training that Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduates receive makes them eligible to apply for entry to masters and doctoral research programs.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Acquire coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in a Humanities or Social Science discipline including Creative and Professional Writing, Children’s Literature, Anthropology, Australian Studies, Criminology, History, Languages, International Relations, Literary Studies, Middle East Studies, Politics or Sociology.
Acquire advanced knowledge of research principles and methods.
Apply this knowledge with initiative and judgement in planning and executing a piece of research and scholarship.
|Demonstrate advanced oral, written and electronic communication skills in the clear and coherent communication of research questions, design and outcomes to diverse audiences and in the production of scholarly papers.|
|Acquire advanced technical skills in the use of a range of digital technologies to research, analyse, synthesise and disseminate information and resources in a rapidly-changing global environment.|
|Employ intellectual independence and advanced theoretical knowledge and cognitive skills to critically analyse, evaluate and apply appropriate theories and methodologies in finding solutions to complex problems.|
|Apply advanced theoretical knowledge and cognitive and technical skills to review, analyse, identify and apply solutions to complex problems in the Humanities and Social Sciences.|
|Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, well-developed judgement and adaptability in learning and professional contexts and accountability for personal actions and in undertaking research and in the communication of research outcomes.|
|Work and learn collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals and members of the wider community.|
|Demonstrate an advanced understanding and awareness of ethical issues, cultural diversity, and social responsibility when engaging in scholarship and professional roles in the local, national or international community.|
Approved by Faculty Board May 2014
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. Students are also required to complete AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
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:
(i) The School of Communication and Creative Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Burwood (Melbourne) to all students, to Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students and Cloud (online) students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.
(ii) For disciplines in the creative arts (Animation and Motion Capture, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Media and Communication, Photography, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design) please refer to A450 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)
(iii) For disciplines in communication (Journalism, Public Relations, Media and Communication) please refer to A451 Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following disciplines:
(i) Anthropology, Australian Studies, Criminology, History, International Relations, Languages, Middle East Studies, Politics, Philosophy and Sociology are all offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online).
- Course notes:
(i) Honours students who commenced prior to 2015 to contact the Faculty Honours Student Advisor in the Student Services Office for enrolment advice.
(ii) Students enrolling in Trimester 2 will commence part-time but may convert to full-time study in the following year. Course completion may be 18 months to 2 years.
Childrens Literature, Literary Studies and Professional and Creative Writing
|AAR410||Critical Creative Research Methods|
|AAR412||Honours Research Theory A|
|AAR422||Honours Research Theory B|
|ALX420||Honours Research Project A|
|ALX421||Honours Research Project B|
|ALX422||Honours Research Project C|
|ALX423||Honours Research Project D|
|AAR413||Honours Literature Discipline Unit|
|AAR414||Honours Writing Discipline Unit|
For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator:
Dr Cassandra Atherton
Tel: (03) 5227 2585
Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International relations, Politics, Language, Middle East Studies, Australian Studies, Philosophy
Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
|AIX493||Honours Research Design|
|AIX494||Honours Thesis Presentation|
|AIX497||Honours Theory and Debates in the Discipline|
|AIX499||Honours, Reading in the Discipline|
|AIX495||Honours Thesis A (2 credit points)|
|AIX496||Honours Thesis B (2 credit points)|
For further information please contact the School Honours Coordinator:
Dr Andrew Vandenberg
Tel: (03) 522 73371
Other course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.