The Honours degree is designed for students who have achieved a high academic standard in a Bachelor of Arts. It is designed to equip students to undertake research at higher levels of study. Students undertake coursework study in a discipline or disciplines in which they have majored, and a year-long thesis. The normal duration of the Honours program is one year full-time or two years part-time. Part-time students are required to demonstrate that they have the time to pursue study, are able to meet the due dates for submission of written work and can attend scheduled classes (most of which are held during the day). Subjects will be taught at Melbourne Campus, or else by arrangement with the Honours Coordinator in the discipline or disciplines concerned. Applicants should have achieved at least a 70% average in their pass degree course, preferably with several A grades within their intended Honours discipline or area of study. They should have achieved at least an average of 70% at the third year level of the pass degree. Students who expect to meet these entry criteria and who wish to be admitted into the Honours program should consult with the Honours coordinator and staff in their academic area about the possibilities for coursework study, a potential supervisor for their thesis, and any other pre-conditions that disciplines or area studies may have. These decisions are expected to be finalised by honours students well in advance, enabling them to work on their thesis before their coursework commences in the first or second semesters. The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne campus only.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Courses
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at La Trobe University.