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Monash University

The honours degree of Bachelor of Letters

Course code: 0204 ~ Course abbreviation: BLitt(Hons) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Course description

Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and research after the completion of a Bachelor of Letters. Students choose a topic and undertake research working with a carefully selected supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.

Course objectives

Upon successful completion of the honours program, students will have extended their undergraduate knowledge in a specific area of the humanities and social sciences through in-depth research and built upon their skills in the areas of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication.

Course structure

Honours studies may be taken as single honours (a single discipline over one year of full-time study), double honours (two disciplines over two years of full-time study) or combined honours (two disciplines over one year of full-time study). A student must complete 48 points, including a thesis as well as additional coursework units chosen from the relevant discipline(s).

Course requirements

Students should contact the honours coordinator from the relevant school for details of discipline-specific requirements.

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