The University of Newcastle, Australia
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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.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

1 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 10214
CRICOS code: 000760D

Program handbook

Description

Students who perform well, with a GPA of 5.0 or greater, during the Bachelor of Arts degree may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved sequence in Psychology is not available for students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts program from 2012.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas in the humanities or social sciences
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology within one discipline, 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 one discipline 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

Details

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Program code10214
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

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

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Term typeSemesters
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
  5. School of Psychology
  6. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
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CRICOS Code000760D

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Admission information

Admission requirements

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 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to follow a specific program of study to ensure CRICOS requirements are met. Please see the International Students On Campus Program Plan for your specific program of study.

Program requirements

Within this program, students will undertake 80 units of study, consisting of some coursework studies and a research component. Details of specific studies undertaken within the Honours program in each course area can be obtained from the relevant School.

Candidates normally undertake an Honours degree in a single discipline. Those wishing to undertake a joint Honours program should apply to the Head or Heads of the School or Schools involved.

  • Thesis due dates: 31st May (Semester 1 completion) & 31st October (Semester 2 completion);
  • Thesis word limit: 15,000 (+ or - 2,000) words;
  • Coursework component: 50%;
  • Thesis component: 50%;
  • Mandatory oral presentation to a discipline committee.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your Supervisor or Program Advisor.

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.

 


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

For information on transition arrangements for 2014-2015 please click on the Additional Documents tab 


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.

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Aboriginal Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR4010Aboriginal Studies Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4020Aboriginal Studies Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4030Aboriginal Studies Honours III
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4040Aboriginal Studies Honours IV
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units

Ancient History major

Complete the following 80 units of compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of the Ancient History major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
AHIS4140Ancient History Honours - Study I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
AHIS4150Ancient History Honours - Study II
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
AHIS4160Ancient History Honours - Thesis Preparatory
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
AHIS4170Ancient History Honours - Thesis
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units

Chinese major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHIN4150Chinese Honours INot currently offered20 units
CHIN4160Chinese Honours IlNot currently offered20 units
CHIN4170Chinese Honours IIINot currently offered20 units
CHIN4180Chinese Honours IVNot currently offered20 units

Creative and Performing Arts major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CAPA4001Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
CAPA4002Research Project Development
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
CAPA4003Creative and Performing Arts Honours 3: Research Project/Thesis
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
40 units

English and Writing major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENGL4070English Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
ENGL4080English Honours II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
ENGL4090English Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
ENGL4100English Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units

Film, Media and Cultural Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
FMCS4010Critical Perspectives
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
FMCS4020Research Methodologies
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
FMCS4030Thesis 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
FMCS4040Thesis 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units

French Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
FREN4150French Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN4160French Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN4170French Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN4180French Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units

History major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HIST4050History Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST4060History Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST4070History Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST4080History Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units

Human Geography and the Environment major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOG4001Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4001
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4002Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4002
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4003Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4003
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4004Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4004
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units

Japanese Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
JAPN4150Japanese Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
JAPN4160Japanese Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
JAPN4170Japanese Honours III
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
JAPN4180Japanese Honours IV
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units

Linguistics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LING4050Linguistics Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4060Linguistics Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4070Linguistics Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4080Linguistics Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units

Philosophy and Religion major

This major is only available to students who commenced in this program in Semester 2 2017 or prior.

Philosophy

Complete the following 80 units of compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of the Philosophy major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHIL4050Philosophy Honours INot currently offered20 units
PHIL4060Philosophy Honours IINot currently offered20 units
PHIL4070Philosophy Honours IIINot currently offered20 units
PHIL4080Philosophy Honours IVNot currently offered20 units
Religion

Complete the following 80 units of compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of the Religion major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
RELT4010Religion and Theology Honours I: Methods and TheoryNot currently offered20 units
RELT4020Religion and Theology Honours II: Directed StudyNot currently offered20 units
RELT4030Religion and Theology Honours III: Research Thesis Preparations and Literature ReviewNot currently offered20 units
RELT4040Religion and Theology Honours IV: Final Thesis SubmissionNot currently offered20 units

Politics and International Relations major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
POLI4001Politics Honours 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4002Politics Honours 2
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4003Politics Honours 3
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4004Politics Honours 4
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units

Psychology Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC4000Advanced Methodology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC4100Critical Issues and Controversies in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC4201Psychological Assessment and Introduction to Counselling
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC4804APsychology Graded Honours Thesis Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
PSYC4804BPsychology Graded Honours Thesis Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
30 units

Sociology and Anthropology major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCHS4090Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours INot currently offered20 units
SCHS4100Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours IINot currently offered20 units
SOCA4110Sociology and Anthropology Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
20 units
SOCA4120Sociology and Anthropology Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (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