Bachelor of Arts Honours

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT/VIC); 03286A (NSW)

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.


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 typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore Units(2 units)30cpCompulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below:IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp)IAS502 Research Methods 2 (10cp) Research Units(2-3 units)50cpSpecialist 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)  80cpTotal Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The 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. 

Standard entry requirements

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).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $25,328 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
CDU Online International: $25,328 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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