Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) (Honours)

The Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) (Honours) is a fourth year program that often serves as a prelude to study in the research field.
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The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is a fourth-year program that often serves as a prelude to a higher degree in research or advanced professional practice in careers that entail complex research work.

With half the program dedicated to a thesis-based experience of independent research conducted professionally, the program will prepare individuals for professional or research work in the disciplinary field of their preference by providing training in theory, methodology and epistemology.

This Humanities stream involves study in communication, international studies, history, literature, philosophy, politics, screen studies, and indigenous studies.

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Honours graduates are highly valued for research work (academic and professional), and are especially prepared for a higher degree by research such as a PhD.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact FedUni for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by FedUni for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

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Year 1

Semester 1

BAHRS4001, 30 credit points
BAHRS4034, 15 credit points
BAHRS4035, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BAHRS4002, 30 credit points
BAHRS4033, 30 credit points

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HS8

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

A Bachelor or Arts program with a sequence in the relevant discipline with Distinction average in upper-level discipline-specific courses and no less than a Distinction in upper-level discipline-specific courses (giving a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 6.0).

Extra Requirements

All applicants must complete and submit the Research Proposal form as part of their application.

Students will normally have a short thesis topic approved before applying, developed in consultation with a potential supervisor and the Honours Coordinator.

Some questions to help you identify an area for your research project are:

• What aspects of your undergraduate degree did you find most interesting?

• Which courses did you enjoy the most?

• What topics or issues did you wish you could have studied in more depth?

• Which academic staff in the School of Arts are working in areas that interest you?

The due date for timely applications is the end of November.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.

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To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

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Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.



School department

School of Arts

Course coordinator

Lesley Speed