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.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts (Honours), students must complete a total of 120 credit points across 1 year.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Advanced Phonetics
  • Advanced Research in Politics, Philosophy and Gsds
  • Chinese Language 4a
  • Chinese Language 4b
  • Conceptualising the Social Sciences: Key Concepts and Debates
  • Contemporary Approaches to Literature
  • Critical and Creative Contexts
  • French Honours Special Subject
  • Fundamental Concepts in Legal Studies and Criminology
  • Greek Honours Special Subject
  • History Honours Special Subject 1
  • History Honours Special Subject 2
  • Humanities Reading Ext 4a
  • Humanities Reading Ext 4b
  • Humanities Reading Subject 4a
  • Humanities Reading Subject 4b
  • Huss Honours Thesis A
  • Huss Honours Thesis B
  • Issues in Contemporary Archaeology
  • Issues in Social Theory and Research: Marginality, Neoliberalism and the State
  • Issues, Methods and Creative Practices Research
  • Italian Honours Special Subject
  • Japanese Language 4a
  • Japanese Language 4b
  • Key Issues in Social Theory and Research
  • Languages and Cultures Honours Research Seminar
  • Practical Archaeology
  • Research Skills
  • Spanish Honours Special Subject
  • Victims and Survivors: Working With Vulnerability and Trauma
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry 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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $31,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year

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 Tuesday, Feb 28 2023

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