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Key details

Duration

1 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time
1 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
Onshore - Semester 1, Semester 2
Offshore - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

80

Course code

VARTH1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

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 explores an area of your interest and prepares you for a deeper contribution to knowledge making through doctoral studies.

During the course, you'll work closely with your research supervisor to develop a high-quality research thesis or a sustained creative work project with exegetic analysis. 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 and prepare you for independent research work. 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.

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.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $25,328.00. This equates to $3,166.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, 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.

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Why study arts at CDU?

Future-proof your career when you study Arts with us. You'll learn to think critically and creatively in a rapidly changing world. Our courses are highly flexible and tailored to fit your interests and career goals, whether you study Indigenous Governance and Policy, Creative and Digital Arts, Communications, Architectural Design, or one of many other majors.

  • #2 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Learn from leaders in Indigenous and Asia Pacific knowledge, with close ties to important research initiatives
  • Study your way with full-time, part-time, online or on campus options

 

What will I study?

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 making up the remainder of the course requirements.

Course structure



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    

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification in an arts-related discipline or field with at least a credit average (GPA of 5.00).

Additional admission requirements

You must contact CDU's College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society by email to cifea_qateam@cdu.edu.au prior to submitting an application to discuss a potential project and supervision arrangements.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 169, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B2.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

The Arts courses at CDU are flexible and adaptable, with the option to choose from a wide range of both practical and specialised majors or study themes. We encourage students to ask about how a program can be tailored to fit their interests and career goals. Don’t be afraid to ask that question.

Professor Ruth Wallace

Ruth Wallace

Course details

Accreditation

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

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

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

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021) No. of Students % of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 N/P
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5 N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5 N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5 N/P
International students <5 N/P
All students <5 N/P

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Bachelor of Arts Honours
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts
Sector
HE
Area of study
Arts, Languages and Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Creative and Performing Arts, Indigenous Knowledges, Communications and Design

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)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

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

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
1BH016
820090
Online (CSP)
1BH016
820090
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
0101373

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