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Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

If you value independent thinking and are looking for a pathway to research degrees and enhanced career opportunities, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) could be ideal for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
A400, 001816G
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Jun

About this course

If you value independent thinking and are looking for a pathway to research degrees and enhanced career opportunities, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) could be ideal for you. In this optional year of specialised study, you will conduct in-depth research on a topic you're passionate about and develop advanced research skills and disciplinary knowledge through coursework.

Our experienced academics will supervise you as you work on your thesis and engage with the wider discourse around your chosen topic. You'll improve your critical and constructive thinking and gain practical research skills you can use in a range of private and public sectors to positively impact issues you care about.

Want to conduct your own research to make a real impact in the social sciences, humanities or literary studies?

This course is a wonderful way to interrogate the world. Enjoy the intellectual stimulation and personal fulfilment that comes with deep learning about a subject that's vitally important to you, while appreciating the supportive, environment Deakin has to offer.

After graduation, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) high-achieving students are eligible to extend their research experience through masters and doctoral research programs.

Study locations

Cloud (Online)

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Burwood (Melbourne)

Online

Career pathways

As a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate, depending on your discipline, your skills will be in demand in a range of careers, including:

  • business
  • community services
  • education
  • government civil service
  • international relations
  • media
  • museums and other historical or cultural institutions
  • not-for-profit community or policy work
  • private sector consulting
  • public office
  • public policy
  • police
  • research
  • social work
  • wiring, editing and publishing

For more information go to DeakinTALENT

Course structure

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course requires the completion of 8 credit points of study at level 4. Half of that requirement is met through coursework, which may include directed reading and/or enrolment in course work units, and half is satisfied through a research project (thesis or dissertation) of 14000-16000 words. Where creative works form a significant part of the assessment, they must be accompanied by an exegesis of at least 6000 words, depending on the discipline area. There are no attendance requirements for Cloud (online) enrolled students, although regular consultation with an appointed thesis supervisor is required. Students are also required to complete