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UAC codeN/A - NewcastleN/A - Central Coast
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 014638B
Program Code10726
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Entry requirements

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.

Program handbook

Description

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

Students can undertake the Honours program in one of the following discipline areas:

  • Criminology
  • Global Indigenous Studies
  • Human Services
  • History
  • Human Geography and the Environment
  • HR Management and Industrial Relations
  • Leisure and Tourism management
  • Linguistics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology and Anthropology

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 scholarship
  • 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 and 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 Social Science 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 to a diverse audience across various forms of communication (e.g. written, oral, visual, and digital).
  • 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.

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Program code10726
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
Callaghan CampusNANA
OurimbahNANA

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD30,870 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
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CRICOS Code014638B

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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 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

Program requirements

This program requires the successful completion of 80 units of compulsory courses from one of the following discipline areas:

  • Criminology
  • Global Indigenous Studies
  •  Human Services
  • History
  • HR Management and Industrial Relations
  • Human Geography and the Environment
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Linguistics
  • Tourism and Event Management
  • 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.

Students must complete the Honours theory courses prior to undertaking the Honours Thesis courses.


Additional documents


Transition arrangements

Important information for students who commenced the program prior to 2021:

This program was revised for 2021, and amendments were made to the Compulsory Course requirements. Please refer to the 2021 Transition Arrangements in the Additional Documents Section for more details.

 

 


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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Criminology major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCHS4090Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4100Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4110Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4120Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units

Global Indigenous Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR4010Aboriginal Studies Honours INot currently offered20 units
ABOR4020Aboriginal Studies Honours IINot currently offered20 units
ABOR4030Aboriginal Studies Honours IIINot currently offered20 units
ABOR4040Aboriginal Studies Honours IVNot currently offered20 units

Human Services major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCHS4090Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4100Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4110Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4120Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units

History major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCHS4090Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4100Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4110Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4120Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units

Human Geography and the Environment major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOG4001Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4001
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4002Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4002
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4003Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4003
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4004Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4004
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units

HR Management and Industrial Relations major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN4002Theory in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4100Business Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4200Research Thesis 1
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4300Research Thesis 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units

Leisure and Tourism Management major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN4002Theory in Business
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4100Business Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4200Research Thesis 1
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4300Research Thesis 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units

Linguistics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCHS4090Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4100Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4110Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4120Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units

Politics and International Relations major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
POLI4001Politics Honours 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4002Politics Honours 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4003Politics Honours 3
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4004Politics Honours 4
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units

Sociology and Anthropology major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SCHS4090Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4100Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4110Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS4120Societies, Cultures and Human Services Honours Thesis 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units

Honours

The class of Honours awarded for Bachelor Honours Degrees will be determined in accordance with the Bachelor Honours Policy.


Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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 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.

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