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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 titleBA(Hons)
CRICOS code041536F
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, South Africa)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Multi-modal (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0003
Contact details

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/future/honours/apply.php

Description

Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and research after the completion of a relevant undergraduate pass degree. Students choose a topic and undertake research working with a carefully selected supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.

Objectives

Honours students extend their undergraduate knowledge in a specific area of the humanities and social sciences through in-depth research, building 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 the intended honours discipline
  • obtained at least a distinction average (70 per cent) in the 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.

Contact the relevant school for any additional or special requirements.

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 48 points of study, including a thesis.

Requirements

Honours studies may be taken as single honours (a single discipline over one year of full-time study), double honours (two disciplines over two years of full-time study) or combined honours (two disciplines over one year of full-time study).

Contact the honours coordinator from the relevant school for discipline-specific requirements.

Combined honours

Combined honours may be undertaken, provided that all honours requirements have been met in both disciplines. Application to undertake combined honours must be made with the support of the school honours coordinators of both disciplines. Combined honours normally take the form of a joint dissertation (50 per cent in each discipline) alongside coursework chosen from the two component disciplines.

Areas of Study

Note: Studies in psychology must be taken as an arts discipline.

Berwick

communication - Honours

Caulfield

communication - Honours

Clayton

communication - Honours

comparative cultures - Honours

drama and theatre studies - Honours

European studies - Honours

geography - Honours

history - Honours

Indonesian studies - Honours

Japanese studies - Honours

Korean studies - Honours

psychology (ARTS) - Honours

women's studies - Honours

Gippsland

Monash South Africa

communication and media studies - Honours

international studies- Honours

Award(s)

The honours degree of Bachelor of Arts