Bachelor of Media (Honours) (BMedia (Hons))

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Special Notes

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

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

Program Learning Outcome
1. To develop the capacity to be able to articulate an appropriate and achievable research project for the Honours program in Media.
2. To have the skills to turn the selected Media topic or issue into a problem that is suited to the task of writing a dissertation or exegesis and creative project.
3. To be able to identify and locate relevant material and literature on the topic.
4. To be able to identify key theoretical and conceptual works in Media in order to critically analyse the topic or issue.
5. To develop the skill of articulating a clear, substantiated and theoretically-informed argument in the dissertation.
6. To address a problem or issue in the world of Media through a critical analysis of a case study or issue.

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate 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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Media (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Media (Honours) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Media (Honours), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
  2. Research dissertation to the value of 12 units
Media Honours

Core Courses

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MDIA 4002 Honours Media Research Methods 6
MDIA 4100 Honours Advanced Media Theory 6

Research Dissertation

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

In the case of full-time enrolment students must take the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MDIA 4003 Honours Media Thesis 12


Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

In the case of part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in consecutive semesters. Students are required to take both Part A and the matching Part B course:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MDIA 4200A Honours Media Thesis A 0
MDIA 4200B Honours Media Thesis B 12