Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is available for high-achieving students who have completed a relevant Pass Bachelor degree offered by the Faculty of Education and Arts or equivalent at another institution. Aside from expanding your knowledge in a specialised area, an Honours degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market. You will build on your knowledge in your chosen major area of study through research, analysis and communication skills. Undertaking an Honours year is also an important step for those who want to become an academic or a professional researcher. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) students will: build on the knowledge and skills they gained in their undergraduate degreedevelop advanced research techniques appropriate to their chosen field of studyprepare an Honours thesis, or creative project with exegesis/dissertation, along with coursework units appropriate to the field of study of the thesis. be equipped to pursue further postgraduate study.

Structure

80 credit points.

Subjects

  • Arts
  • Business studies
  • Communication
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Graphic design
  • History
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Media production
  • Music
  • Pathways to teaching
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and international relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Study of religions
  • Visual arts
  • Youth work

Standard entry requirements

  • An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. To be eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours), a student must have: 1. 1 Completed an approved ACU undergraduate degree, or equivalent, normally within the last five years with a minimum GPA as stipulated in the University Guidelines for Honours Programs. 1. 2 Additionally, students must have attained one of the following: a GPA of 5. 50 on the ACU seven point scale in their major, or field of study, in the relevant undergraduate degree
  • Or for students who have completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design degree, achieved a Distinction in at least one of any Art Theory unit AND a GPA of 5. 50 on the ACU seven point scale across the visual arts/design units in their final year of study
  • Or for students who have completed a Bachelor of Digital Media degree, achieved a Distinction in at least one of any Media Theory unit AND a GPA of 5. 50 on the ACU seven point scale across their final year in their media/digital journalism units
  • 1. 3 Students must also meet any other requirements stipulated in the University Guidelines for Honours Programs. Offers of admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) require the approval of the National Head of School, or nominee, and will only be made where the student's proposed area of study aligns with a demonstrated capacity for Honours research and supervision within the School. An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. In accordance with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy, students who do not meet the standard requirements for entry to Bachelor of Arts (Honours) may be eligible for admission if they can demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and/or competencies. Particular equity groups, including students who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, from low SES, regional or remote areas, may also be eligible for admission under equity pathways such as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Special Entry Scheme or the Special Consideration for Long Term Educational Disadvantage (Universities Admissions Centre) Education Access Scheme (EAS). In accordance with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy, any such applications will be assessed by the National Head of the School of Arts.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $24,104 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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