Bachelor Honours Degree
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth
Gain a deeper understanding of a specialist topic and build your academic profile.
Humanities courses teach transferable skills for international careers.
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
These courses are flexible, so you can follow your interests and create a unique, tailored program.
High-achieving graduates of the Bachelor of Arts can enhance their degree with a one-year honours qualification.
An honours degree enables you to:
- deepen your understanding of a specialist topic
- produce an in-depth dissertation or creative work
- enhance your research, analytical and communication skills
- join a community of like-minded, inspiring researchers
- increase your appeal to future employers
- support your eligibility for doctoral level studies.
Specialise in a research area
In your honours year you’ll deepen your knowledge of your chosen area, with the guidance of an honours supervisor.
Your research topic will be related to your undergraduate studies.
After completing an in-depth independent study (with the support of your supervisor) you’ll apply the concepts learned to a dissertation or creative project.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
This innovative program offers students the opportunity to develop a unique individual research project in a critical and supportive learning environment. Our on-campus facilities are among the best in Australia and the supervision, academic and technical support structures are widely recognised in Australia and overseas.
Our Honours programs in Humanities have established one of the most successful achievement profiles for graduates in the Southeast Asian region with a high proportion of graduates moving to MPhil, MFA and PhD studies at leading universities in Australia and overseas. Honours graduates who choose to enter higher degrees by research are able to apply for government and university scholarship support.
A Curtin Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree is an internationally recognised indicator of academic success. Graduating students may choose to apply for entry to a Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Creative Arts or Doctor of Philosophy higher degree by research, available at Curtin or elsewhere. For those who choose to establish professional practice in the creative industries, the opportunities for employment with an Honours degree are thoroughly enhanced.
How this course will make you industry ready
Humanities Honours will enable students to deepen their knowledge in their chosen area of specialisation through the support of a supervisor and coursework units designed to develop skills in research and analysis. This one-year program 'adds value' to an undergraduate degree by developing students' research, analytical and communication skills, preparing successful graduates for higher degree by research or industry employment.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
What you'll learn
- apply knowledge of abstract ideas to the investigation of a research or creative research outcome
- critically evaluate the effectiveness of research techniques to apply an appropriate analytical mode of investigation
- formulate a research question, apply an appropriate methodology to provide an informed address to that question, and assess the evidence gathered to reach a conclusion
- effectively communicate orally, visually, and in written format an argument based on research and/or creative findings
- access and apply in an accurate manner the appropriate information and communication technology resources for a research project
- work independently to produce a dissertation or a combination of an exegesis and creative project
- generate new understandings and interpretation of issues by drawing on a range of perspectives
- employ new understandings within the field of Humanities to achieve research objectives
- apply research skills both collaboratively and individually in a discipline
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||5|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||60|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||70|
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Essential course prerequisites
You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.
You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.
Other requirements and notes for this course
Admission to honours is by invitation and follows high achievement in an appropriate bachelor degree. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
A bachelor degree in the arts area, with a course weighted average (CWA) of 65% or higher.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Tel: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$14,800*|
|Total indicative course fee||$29,600*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$29,600*|
The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.
The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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- Curtin course code: BH-ARTS
- CRICOS code: 078137E
- Last updated on: February 16, 2020