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  • Objectives
    The purpose of an honours program is to prepare talented students for future postgraduate study in a particular area and applications at masters or doctoral level. Its aims are to develop advanced knowledge in specialist areas of skills required for fundamental research and/or industrial applications.
  • Entry requirements
    This program is open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution and who have achieved at least a credit average (grade point average of at least 5.5) in the discipline area in which they intend to study for Honours. In psychology, students must have completed an accredited undergraduate psychology program. In sociology, students must have completed the required courses marked with an asterisk (*) in the Sociology Plan in the BA or their equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Course description

    About the Arts

    Humanities can be described as the study of human culture.  The study of humanities gives graduates broader knowledge of and perspectives on the contemporary world and helps develop critical, analytical and problem-solving intellectual skills.  Choose from a wide variety of interests including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, Australian studies, environmental studies, film, geography, history, Japanese language, liberal studies, literary and/or cultural studies, and professional and creative writing.
    Learn about human development, including memory and thought, personality, abnormal behaviour, and social and cultural influences on behaviour; methods of social research, community analysis, power and politics, health and medical sociology, and rural sociology; and counselling and community work.

    Career Opportunities

    An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest.  An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly program of further study, which develops a student's ability to generate new knowledge and distill new ideas out of existing knowledge.  Candidates with honours are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities.  It can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study.  Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (or the equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or alternatively additional study with a research element included in the final year or years of a bachelor program.


    Program Structure

    Students are to complete 8 courses/48 units of credit.

     These courses are for all discipline areas other than psychology
    FAHE14001     Honours F/T Part A
    FAHE14002     Honours F/T Part B
    FAHE14003     Honours P/T Coursework A
    FAHE14004     Honours P/T Coursework B
    FAHE14005     Honours P/T Dissertation A
    FAHE14006     Honours P/T Dissertation B

    The Honours program consists of 50 per cent (24 units of credit) coursework and 50 percent (24 units of credit) dissertation. Coursework consists of 4 courses or equivalent based on assessment. Details of the assessment and word length of the dissertation will be advised by Program Coordinator.
    BA (Hons) Psychology
    Course Code     Course Name
    PSYC14047     Advanced Data Analysis
    PSYC14048     Advanced Psychological Assessment
    PSYC14049     Professional Practice of Cognitive Therapies
    PSYC14050     Ethics & Professional Issues in Psychology
    PSYC14051     Psychology Research Project A
    PSYC14052     Psychology Research Project B

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