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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBComn(Hons)
CRICOS code049230D
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Berwick, Caulfield, Clayton)
Contact details

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/coursework/honours/ or email coursework@arts.monash.edu.au.

Description

This honours program offers students who have completed a communication major within an degree an opportunity for more specialised, advanced work in communication studies. Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and research within which students choose a topic and undertake research working with a carefully selected supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the honours program, students will have extended their undergraduate knowledge in communications and built upon their skills in the areas of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication.

Entry requirements

Students must have:

  • completed a degree, with a major (48 points or the equivalent) in communication
  • obtained at least a distinction average (70 per cent) in the intended honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third year level.

Students qualified to enter an honours program must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies.

Structure

This course consists of a dissertation, and additional coursework units chosen from communications and media studies to a total value of 48 points.

Requirements

Students should contact the communications honours coordinator in the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies for details of discipline-specific requirements.

For information on the units required refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/study-areas/honours/

Award(s)

Honours degree of Bachelor of Communications