Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) (Honours)

The Bachelor of Arts (Social Sciences) (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 Social Sciences stream involves study in sociology, criminology, and human services.

  • Community development worker
  • Community worker
  • Copywriter
  • Curator
  • Journalist
  • Local government officer
  • Museum officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Researcher
  • Small business operator
  • Social media specialist
  • Tourism consultant
  • Tutor
  • Youth worker
  • Arts administrator
  • Business development manager
  • Communications manager
  • Community development practitioner
  • Market researcher
  • Outreach officer
  • Project coordinator
  • Social researcher

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 Federation University 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 Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

HONOURS THESIS 1
BAHRS4001, 30 credit points
RESEARCH DESIGN, MANAGEMENT AND METHODS
BAHRS4034, 15 credit points
LITERATURE REVIEW
BAHRS4035, 15 credit points

Semester 2

HONOURS THESIS 2
BAHRS4002, 30 credit points
ADVANCED THEORY FOR HONOURS STUDENTS
BAHRS4033, 30 credit points

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. 

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

CRICOS code: 097883B (Churchill), 097883B (Mt Helen)

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$14,500 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

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 Federation University on 1800 333 864.


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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.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
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