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|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$6,050* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Honours course adviser
|CRICOS course code||001816G|
|Deakin course code||A400|
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 Dance, Drama, Journalism, Literary Studies, Media Arts (Animation, Film and Video, Photography), Media/Communication Studies, Professional and Creative Writing, Public Relations, Visual Arts, Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International Relations, Politics, Philosophical Studies, Middle East Studies and Australian Studies.
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. Lists of units and options available as honours coursework in any year are set down in the Honours Booklets produced by each study area. There are no attendance requirements for off-campus students, although regular consultation with an appointed thesis supervisor is required.
There are a number of publications that honours students should consult, these can be found at: http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/courses/honours/honours-docs.php
The School of Communication and Creative Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following disciplines:
Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus 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 the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Off Campus.
(ii) Australian Studies, History, International Relations, Languages, Middle East Studies, Politics, Philosophy and Sociology are all offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Off Campus.
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.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.