La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Build on your successes in the Bachelor of Arts by completing Honours to enhance essential employability skills in research, critical evaluation, problem-solving and oral and written communication. Honours combines coursework and research in your chosen study area. The coursework component focuses on advanced knowledge in your specialisation while developing essential employability skills in research, problem-solving and oral and written communication. For the research component, you'll be mentored by La Trobe's expert staff to complete a thesis in your chosen field. You can also choose a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two study areas for a broad-ranging qualification. By graduating with Honours, you'll not only gain an edge in an increasingly competitive job market, you'll also have the opportunity to advance to further coursework or research at Master's level or, for high achievers, direct entry into a PhD.


  • This course consists of 120 credit points, comprising:
  • 60 credit points of thesis
  • 15 credit points of core
  • 30 credit points of core choice
  • 15 credit points of electives


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Concepts and Theory in Humanities and Social Science Research
  • Decolonising Knowledge
  • Historial and Archival Research Methods
  • Humanities and Social Science Research Design
  • Huss Honours Thesis A
  • Huss Honours Thesis B
  • Interrogating Power: Identity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Research Collaboration With Industry and Community Partners
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Texts, Contexts, Criticism
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education
  • Writing Between and Across Cultures

Standard entry requirements

  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Applicants should have achieved at least a 70% average in their pass degree course, preferably with several A grades within their intended Honours discipline or area of study. They should have achieved at least an average of 70% at the third year level of the pass degree. Students who expect to meet these entry criteria and who wish to be admitted into the Honours program should consult with the Honours coordinator and staff in their academic area about the possibilities for coursework study, a potential supervisor for their thesis, and any other pre-conditions that disciplines or area studies may have.
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $32,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

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