The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
N/A
N/A
About Selection Ranks
International entry requirement

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.

Find out more about entrance marks

UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

N/A
Central Coast

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Fees

AUD28,065 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40209
CRICOS code: 0101397

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (pre 2020)

Program handbook

Description

Students who perform well during their Bachelor of Arts, with a GPA of 5.0 or greater, may apply to undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

The BA (Honours) is taught in a flexible format featuring disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning and research. All students complete a common core course and a second compulsory course offered by the discipline or cluster most appropriate to each student's area of specialisation, followed by a written thesis or equivalent project.

For the thesis component, students choose from one of the following:

  • a written research thesis, or
  • a creative and/or digital project with accompanying written exegesis, or
  • a work placement program with a written account and analysis.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
  • Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  • Cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
  • Cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
  • Technical skills to design and use research in a project
  • Communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarships
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice in collaboration with others within broad parameters
  • Knowledge: the advanced capacity to research, analyse, and apply knowledge from disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives within the Bachelor of Arts Honours
  • Critical thinking and research skills: the advanced ability to identify high-quality information and critically analyse it as a user, researcher and producer, with a focus on well-reasoned argumentation
  • Communication: The advanced capacity to communicate effectively across written, oral, visual, and digital forms
  • Intercultural competence: the advanced ability to engage with a range of diverse perspectives from which knowledge, beliefs, and values are developed and maintained from the local to the regional and global levels
  • Work readiness: an advanced capacity to engage in teamwork, initiative, problem solving, ethical decision-making, and project management

Details

Information correct as at17 Nov 2019 1:48 PM
Program code40209
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2020, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

Find out more about Selection Ranks

Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD28,065 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  3. School of Creative Industries
  4. School of Humanities and Social Science
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code0101397

Click on the headings to show/hide sections of content. Hidden information will not be printed. Hide all sections

Admission information

Admission requirements

An applicant for admission to candidature must have completed a Bachelor of Arts or an equivalent program with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 (credit grade average).

Applicants must have completed

  • a major in the proposed discipline of study (with at least 40 units at the 3000 level), or
  • where a major does not exist, have completed at least 80 units of study in a relevant discipline/s (with at least 40 units at the 3000 level).

Domestic applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form

International applicants can apply by submitting the End-On Honours Application Form and the International 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.


Credit transfer

No credit permitted for Honours.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 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

Program requirements

This program requires the successful completion of 80 units as follows:

  • 20 units Core course – HASS4000, and
  • 60 units of Compulsory courses from one discipline area

Students undertake the Honours program from one of the following discipline areas:

  • Ancient History
  • Chinese
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • English and Writing
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies
  • French Studies
  • History
  • Global Indigenous Studies
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Students who wish to complete the Honours program in two discipline areas should apply to the Program Convenor.


Program structure

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.

Courses that are currently unavailable are hidden by default. You can show them by adjusting the advanced course filters above, or clicking the 'show all' links below each section.

Core Course

Complete the following core course.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HASS4000BA Research
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units

Ancient History

Ancient History

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
AHIS4160Ancient History Honours - Thesis Preparatory
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
AHIS4170Ancient History Honours - Thesis
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
HASS4001BA Theory and Practice in Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units

Chinese

Chinese

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHIN4170Chinese Honours IIINot currently offered20 units
CHIN4180Chinese Honours IVNot currently offered20 units
HASS4002BA Theory and Practice in Screens, Languages, English and Writing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units

Creative and Performing Arts

Creative and Performing Arts

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CAPA4002Research Project Development
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
CAPA4003Creative and Performing Arts Honours 3: Research Project/Thesis
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
40 units

English and Writing

English and Writing

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENGL4090English Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
20 units
ENGL4100English Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
20 units
HASS4002BA Theory and Practice in Screens, Languages, English and Writing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Film, Media and Cultural Studies

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
FMCS4030Thesis 1
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
FMCS4040Thesis 2
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
HASS4002BA Theory and Practice in Screens, Languages, English and Writing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units

French Studies

French Studies

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
FREN4170French Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN4180French Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
HASS4002BA Theory and Practice in Screens, Languages, English and Writing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units

Global Indigenous Studies

Global Indigenous Studies

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR4010Aboriginal Studies Honours INot currently offered20 units
ABOR4030Aboriginal Studies Honours IIINot currently offered20 units
ABOR4040Aboriginal Studies Honours IVNot currently offered20 units

History

History

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HASS4001BA Theory and Practice in Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
HIST4070History Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
HIST4080History Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units

Japanese Studies

Japanese Studies

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HASS4002BA Theory and Practice in Screens, Languages, English and Writing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
JAPN4170Japanese Honours III
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
JAPN4180Japanese Honours IV
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units

Linguistics

Linguistics

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LING4050Linguistics Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4070Linguistics Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4080Linguistics Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
20 units

Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
POLI4001Politics Honours 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4003Politics Honours 3
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4004Politics Honours 4
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units

Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology

Complete the following 60 units of compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCHS4090Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
20 units
SOCA4110Sociology and Anthropology Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
20 units
SOCA4120Sociology and Anthropology Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Central Coast)
20 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.


International students

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.


Additional support

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 Faculty 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.