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Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies, the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice, the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies, the Bachelor of Arts, or the Bachelor of Social Science with a major sequence in Aboriginal Studies or Global Indigenous Studies may undertake a further year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study to obtain an Honours degree. International students from health, education and social science backgrounds with relevant degrees are also encouraged to apply. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest. The program is specifically Aboriginal in orientation and prepares students for roles such as service provision in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas in the discipline Aboriginal Studies
- Advanced communication skills
- Advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology within the discipline of Aboriginal Studies, including information literacy, and the use of technology
- Capacity to apply advanced critical thinking and judgement to complex problems in a variety of contexts within the discipline of Aboriginal Studies to develop new understanding and to demonstrate intellectual independence
- Capacity to apply theory and method at an advanced level to design, conduct and complete an independent research thesis under supervision
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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Domestic applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.
No credit permitted for Honours.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
This program requires the successful completion of 80 units of Approved Courses.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|ABOR4010||Aboriginal Studies Honours I||Not currently offered||20 units|
|ABOR4020||Aboriginal Studies Honours II||Not currently offered||20 units|
|ABOR4030||Aboriginal Studies Honours III||Not currently offered||20 units|
|ABOR4040||Aboriginal Studies Honours IV||Not currently offered||20 units|
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
Honours students enrol in Honours units and will normally undertake some coursework studies and a research component. Details of specific studies undertaken within the Honours program can be obtained from Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
How to apply
To be accepted for entry into the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours) program you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies program or equivalent with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (credit grade average). For further information about this program’s admission requirements please refer to the B Aboriginal Studies (Honours) Program Handbook and the Bachelor Honours Degree (80) Awards and Programs Schedule.
Find out more about Honours scholarships.
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