Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code001816G
Deakin course codeA400

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$6,256Not applicable$24,120

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

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.

Discipline sequences

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:

Children's LiteratureLiterary Studies, and Professional and Creative Writing.

Notes: 

(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:

Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International Relations, Politics, Philosophy, Language, Middle East Studies, and Australian Studies.

Notes:

(i) Anthropology and Criminology are offered via located learning 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 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) mode.

Childrens Literature, Literary Studies and Professional and Creative Writing

Units

AAR410Critical Creative Research Methods

AAR412Honours Research Theory A

AAR422Honours Research Theory B

ALX420Honours Research Project A

ALX421Honours Research Project B

ALX422Honours Research Project C

ALX423Honours Research Project D

and either:

AAR413Honours Literature Discipline Unit

or

AAR414Honours Writing Discipline Unit


Contact information

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator:

Literary Studies:

Dr Ann Vickery

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel (03) 9244 3960

Email: ann.vickery@deakin.edu.au

Childrens Literature:

Dr Elizabeth Bullen

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)

Tel (03) 9244 3965

Email: elizabeth.bullen@deakin.edu.au

Professional and Creative Writing:

Dr Antonia Pont

Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel (03) 9244 6205

Email: a.pont@deakin.edu.au


 

Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International relations, Politics, Language, Middle East Studies, Australian Studies, Philosophy

Notes: 

(i) Honours students who commenced prior to 2014 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.

AIX493Honours Research Design

AIX494Honours Thesis Presentation

AIX497Honours Theory and Debates in the Discipline

AIX499Honours, Reading in the Discipline

Thesis units

AIX495Honours Thesis A (2 credit points)

AIX496Honours Thesis B (2 credit points)

For further information please contact the School Honours Coordinator:

Andrew Vandenberg

Campus: Waurn Ponds

Tel: (03) 522 73371

Email: andrew.vandenberg@deakin.edu.au