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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours

  • Bachelor (Honours)

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours program is a separate fourth year of study that is undertaken following the successful completion of an undergraduate Arts, Contemporary Music, Digital Media and Communications, Visual Arts or Art and Design degree.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
3507034, 016184M
Study Mode
In person, Online
International Fees
$26,800 per year / $26,800 total

About this course

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours program is a separate fourth year of study that is undertaken following the successful completion of an undergraduate Arts, Contemporary Music, Digital Media and Communications, Visual Arts or Art and Design degree.

In addition to the skills and knowledge that graduates have developed in their undergraduate degree, the Honours degree signifies a demonstrable ability to conduct research in your academic discipline. It is highly regarded in providing advanced intellectual education in research, analysis and writing. For creative researchers, it also demonstrates the ability to produce a significant creative work. As well as a completion point for tertiary study, Honours also represents the starting point for entry into postgraduate and academic research.

Prior to lodging an application, interested applicants must contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic. For more information refer to the School of Arts and Social Sciences Honours information.

Study locations

Lismore

Online

Career pathways

A key aim of the Honours degree is to provide graduates with research training and a range of lifelong learning skills. These skills have vocational relevance that varies depending on the professional field a graduate wishes to enter.

Adding Honours to an undergraduate degree is a useful qualification for:

  • Graduates to gain an edge for employment in vocational positions as Honours demonstrates their ability to successfully design and complete a significant research project;
  • Creative writers to demonstrate their ability to produce a significant, high quality creative product;
  • Gaining entry into graduate programs such as the Public Service graduate program, for which Honours is often a requirement; and
  • Honours is the best pathway for those wishing to undertake a PhD, which is generally required for an academic or research-oriented career.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Arts with Honours, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • COMM4001,
  • COMM4002,
  • COMM4003, and
  • COMM4004.

Class of Honours

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:

1. First Class;

2. Second Class (Division 1);

3. Second Class (Division 2); or

4. Third Class.