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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts Honours

2020

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
1BH016
820090
Online (CSP)
1BH016
820090
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101373
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Annual Fee
$25,328.00
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

VARTH1

Award
Bachelor of Arts Honours
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is a one-year course for high-achieving Bachelor of Arts' graduates. It is an opportunity to produce a research project that deeply explores an area of your interest and boost your CV.

During the course, you'll work closely with your research supervisor to develop a high-quality thesis or piece of coursework. At CDU, you'll have the one-on-one support and flexibility to design a bespoke research project that aligns with and develops your talents and interests.

Critical thinking is one of the most important skills for the future workforce, which is why the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is designed to hone your thinking skills. In a world where everyone has an opinion, you'll learn to critically evaluate ideas, concepts and information to deliver a unique perspective on your research topic.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in a wide range of fields. The knowledge and skills you acquire through this degree will prepare you for a research role in a range of government and statutory authorities such as land councils, museums, training and research organisations, diplomacy, policy advisor, communications, media, or consultancy particularly where these organisations engage with central and northern Australia and Asia.

Completion of honours at the highest levels will open up possibilities of a research career by allowing you to enrol in a PhD.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

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  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course is comprised of 80 credit points of core and elective units. The core units are designed to be undertaken consecutively with honours thesis units, which make up the remainder of the course requirements.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
30cp Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below:

IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp)
IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp)
 

Research Units
(2-3 units)
50cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 50 credit points selected from the units detailed below:

IAS711 Thesis (10cp) (repeatable)
IAS712 Thesis (20cp) (repeatable)
IAS713 Thesis (30cp)
IAS714 Research Exegesis (20cp)
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time or standard part time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research Unit

SEMESTER 1 ENTRY - FULL TIME STUDENT

Research Focus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO
IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R IAS713 Thesis (30cp) R

Creative Research Focus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO
IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R IAS711 Thesis (10cp) R
    IAS714 Research Exegesis (20cp) R

SEMESTER 1 ENTRY - PART TIME STUDENT

Research Focus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO
    IAS711 Thesis (10cp) R
Year 2
IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R

Creative Research Focus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO
    IAS711 Thesis (10cp) R
Year 2
IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R IAS714 Research Exegesis (20cp) R

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plans provided below are suitable for students commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time or standard part time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research Unit

SEMESTER 2 ENTRY - FULL TIME STUDENT

Research Focus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO
    IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R
Year 2
IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO    
IAS713 Thesis (30cp) R    

Creative Research Focus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO
    IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R
Year 2
IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO    
IAS711 Thesis (10cp) R    
IAS714 Research Exegesis (20cp) R    

 

SEMESTER 2 ENTRY - PART TIME STUDENT

Research Focus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO
Year 2
IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R
IAS711 Thesis (10cp) R    
Year 3
IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R    

Creative Research Focus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp) CO
Year 2
IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) CO IAS714 Research Exegesis (20cp) R
IAS711 Thesis (10cp) R    
Year 3
IAS712 Thesis (20cp) R    

 

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

International tuition fees

The annual course tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $25,328.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - honours studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

UAC

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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