Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)|
|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|
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
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
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:
(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 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
|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 Ann Vickery
Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel (03) 9244 3960
Dr Elizabeth Bullen
Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel (03) 9244 3965
Professional and Creative Writing:
Dr Antonia Pont
Campus: Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel (03) 9244 6205
Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International relations, Politics, Language, Middle East Studies, Australian Studies, Philosophy
(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.
|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:
Campus: Waurn Ponds
Tel: (03) 522 73371