Skip to main content

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BAHN) - BA(Hons)

CRICOS code (International applicants): 030289G

 On-campusOnline
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:1 year full-time, 2 years part-time or online 
Program articulation:

From: Bachelor of Arts

To: Doctor of Philosophy

Back to top

Contact us

Future Australian and New Zealand students  Future International students  Current students 
Ask a question
Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au  
Ask a question
Phone: +61 7 4631 5543
Email: international@usq.edu.au 
Ask a question
Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
Email usq.support@usq.edu.au 

Back to top

Program aims

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) aims to extend student knowledge of their specialisation through higher-level coursework subjects and an independent research thesis. The thesis requires students to devise a question and research it with the guidance of a supervisor. The program will actively develop the skills required for research and scholarship at a higher level, such as a research Masters or PhD, and/or in applying knowledge in employment or community service. It will further enhance students’ personal, cultural, creative and intellectual skills in analysis and communication. An Honours degree is recognised internationally as extending intellectual depth and skills in research, analysis and writing.

Back to top

Program objectives

On successful completion of the program students should be able to:

  • independently evaluate and critically analyse a range of concepts using ethical practice to solve complex problems pertaining to the arts, humanities and communication

  • apply advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in the content, epistemology and practice of a particular discipline

  • conceive, plan, research and execute a project requiring high-level research skills, ethics, scholarship, composition, interpretation, professional communication and/or professional application at an advanced level.


Back to top

Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 08. Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

Back to top

Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

Back to top

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

Entry to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) shall be by a Bachelor of Arts degree of the University of Southern Queensland or other equivalent bachelor's degree from a recognised university with one of the following

  • pass at a credit level (grade point average of 5.0/7 i.e. 71.4 per cent) in a cognate undergraduate degree program and with permission of the Program Coordinator

  • a grade point average of 5/7 (71.4 per cent) across all levels in the proposed specialisation in the Bachelor of Arts , including an 'A; or better level pass in at least one course

  • a grade point average of 5.2/7 (75 per cent) in the third level of the Bachelor of Arts, including an 'A' or better level pass in at least one course.


A candidate with an equivalent qualification may receive special permission for admission with the approval of the Program Coordinator.

All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

Back to top

Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Back to top

Program structure

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program consists of four x 2–unit courses (total eight units) as follows:

Three Core courses:
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B  
6 units 
Plus:
HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Discipline
except for the following specialisations:

 
2 units 
Total:  8 units 

Back to top

Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 2 years to complete this program.

Back to top

IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards.

Back to top

Honours

The level of honours awarded will be determined based on the USQ procedure. Please refer to the Class of Honours Standard Schedule.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

Back to top

Anthropology recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH two units
ANT4001 Advanced Contemporary Anthropological Theory12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or MSTA two units
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B1211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BAHN or BCAH. This course can only be taken after achieving a grade of IIP in HMT4001. two units

Back to top

Contemporary Media Studies recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B1211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BAHN or BCAH. This course can only be taken after achieving a grade of IIP in HMT4001. two units
HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Discipline1212Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BAHN or MARA or MSTA two units

Back to top

Creative and Critical Writing recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher11 11Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B1211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BAHN or BCAH. This course can only be taken after achieving a grade of IIP in HMT4001. two units
HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Discipline1212Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BAHN or MARA or MSTA two units

Back to top

English literature recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH two units
ENL4015 Theory and Practice in the Scholarship of English Literature12Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BAHN two units
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B1211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BAHN or BCAH. This course can only be taken after achieving a grade of IIP in HMT4001. two units

Notes

Students who intend enrolling in Literature Honours are encouraged to take eight units at Levels 1-3 in the Bachelor of Arts, including either HMT3001 Independent Study Project A or HMT3002 Independent Study Project B.

Back to top

History recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B1211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BAHN or BCAH. This course can only be taken after achieving a grade of IIP in HMT4001. two units
HIS8005 Duties to Rights: Women's European History (Masters)1212Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or MSTA or BAHN. Enrolment is not permitted in HIS8005 if HIS4004 or HIS8004 have been previously completed. two units

Back to top

International relations recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher 1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B1211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BAHN or BCAH. This course can only be taken after achieving a grade of IIP in HMT4001. two units
HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Discipline1212Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BAHN or MARA or MSTA two units

Back to top

Journalism Studies recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B1211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BAHN or BCAH. This course can only be taken after achieving a grade of IIP in HMT4001. two units
HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Discipline1212Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BAHN or MARA or MSTA two units

Back to top

Public Relation Studies recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B1211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BAHN or BCAH. This course can only be taken after achieving a grade of IIP in HMT4001. two units
HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Discipline1212Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BAHN or MARA or MSTA

Back to top

Social Justice Studies recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher1111Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or BCAH two units
HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B1211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in Program: BAHN or BCAH. This course can only be taken after achieving a grade of IIP in HMT4001. two units
HMT4006 Advanced Theories and Debates in the Discipline1212Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following programs: BAHN or MARA or MSTA two units