Honours in arts

ArtsWhy study Honours in arts?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours gives you the opportunity to pursue a year long program of study (two years part-time) which combines coursework and research in a specialised area of knowledge. You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification. Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program.

Career opportunities

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Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

60 credit points of coursework subjects

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to Honours following completion of the degree, you are expected to have completed at least 110 credit points of subjects from a single discipline (major) with a 75% average or better.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

60 credit points of coursework subjects

A thesis (12 000 – 15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To apply for entry to Honours following completion of the degree, you are expected to have completed at least 110 credit points of subjects from a single discipline (major) with a 75% average or better.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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