Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA(Hons))

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

Program revision
The Academic Program Rules for this program have been revised with effect from semester 2 2020.
For those students who commenced in semester 1 please refer to that version by selecting "2020" on this page.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is a one year program that includes advanced coursework and a research project in which students produce an extended piece of work (thesis) on a topic chosen in consultation with an academic supervisor.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) the student must complete satisfactorily an area of research (major) with a combined total of not less than 24 units, from the following:

  • Anthropology
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • English
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • International Development
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics (not offered in 2020)
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies