ATAR cut-off
N/A
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About ATARs
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

N/A
Central Coast

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
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: 10726
CRICOS code: 014638B

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.

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved sequence in Psychology is not available for students who commenced the Bachelor of Social Science 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 social sciences
  • Advanced communication skills appropriate to the social science discipline of the major
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology within one social science 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 social science discipline to develop new understanding and to demonstrate intellectual independence
  • Capacity to apply the social science theory and method appropriate to the major at an advanced level to design, conduct and complete an independent research thesis under supervision from the discipline

Details

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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 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian

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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 Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Psychology
  5. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
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 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

Honours students will undertake 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.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students 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.


Additional documents


Transition arrangements

Transition Arrangements - 2013:

From 2013 the Economic Policy Analysis, Film Media and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies or Philosophical and Religious Studies Majors have been discontinued for new students. Any student who commenced the Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) prior to 2013 and who is currently undertaking a major in Economic Policy Analysis, Film Media and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies or Philosophical and Religious Studies will be able to complete their major. Please refer to the 'Further Information' section for more details.

Transition Arrangements - 2012:

Students who commenced the Bachelor of Social Science program in 2005-2011 (inclusive) and are currently studying the 120 unit Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved sequence of courses in Psychology will be able to complete the accredited fourth year courses within the Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) program, but must successfully complete both the Bachelor of Social Science program and the Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) program within a limited number of years. Students should seek independent advice from the School of Psychology, and their Program Advisor, regarding accreditation eligibility. An APAC accredited Psychology major will no longer be available to students commencing the Bachelor of Social Science program from 2012 onwards.

Students who commenced honours in Psychology part-time in 2014 will finish their honours under the program structure in which they enrolled in 2014.  All students undertaking Psychology Honours in 2015 and beyond will commence under the new program structure.


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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4020Aboriginal Studies Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4030Aboriginal Studies Honours III
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4040Aboriginal Studies Honours IV
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units

Community Welfare and Human Services major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SPSW4010Welfare Studies Honours INot currently offered20 units
SPSW4020Welfare Studies Honours IINot currently offered20 units
SPSW4030Welfare Studies Honours IIINot currently offered20 units
SPSW4040Welfare Studies Honours IVNot currently offered20 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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST4060History Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST4070History Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST4080History Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4002Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4002
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4003Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4003
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4004Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4004
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units

HR Management and Industrial Relations major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN4100Business Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4200Research Thesis 1
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4300Research Thesis 2
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
IRHR4000Theory in Human Resource Management
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units

Leisure and Tourism Management major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BUSN4100Business Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4200Research Thesis 1
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
BUSN4300Research Thesis 2
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
TOUR4000Theory in Tourism
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4060Linguistics Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4070Linguistics Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4080Linguistics Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
20 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 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4002Politics Honours 2
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4003Politics Honours 3
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
20 units
POLI4004Politics Honours 4
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (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 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC4100Critical Issues and Controversies in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC4201Psychological Assessment and Introduction to Counselling
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC4804APsychology Graded Honours Thesis Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
20 units
PSYC4804BPsychology Graded Honours Thesis Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (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
SOCA4090Sociology and Anthropology Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
20 units
SOCA4100Sociology and Anthropology Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
20 units
SOCA4110Sociology and Anthropology Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
20 units
SOCA4120Sociology and Anthropology Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (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