Course summary

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.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in humanities research.

Demonstrate skills in reviewing, analysing, and synthesising humanities knowledge.

Demonstrate initiative and judgement in scholarship.


Exercise independence in identifying and formulating solutions to complex problems in the humanities.

Ethical practice

Practice ethical enquiry and communication.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of humanities knowledge with advanced understanding in at least one area.

Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the principles, methods, and concepts in the humanities and the ability to apply them when researching a problem or question.

Lifelong learning

Exercise autonomy in one's learning and responsibility in one's practice as a scholar and researcher.

Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in the student's own study of the humanities.

Communication and social skills

Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of a component of humanities knowledge and the capacity to disseminate research findings in diverse contexts.

Create a humanities thesis/research project that demonstrates research and design skills, critical thinking, and judgement in developing new understanding.

Cultural competence

Practice inclusive enquiry and communication.

Course overview

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Domestic duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details


Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Lismore 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore 1 $26,800 ($3,350 per unit) 016184M

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

The Honours course comprises the equivalent of eight (8) units (96 credit points) of study and includes a research methodology unit and a research project.

Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment


Note 1: Double-weighted unit