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Monash University

The honours degree of Bachelor of Arts

Course code: 3936 ~ Course abbreviation: BA(Hons) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Sunway)

Course description

Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of specialised coursework and research which follows the completion of the normal requirements of the Bachelor of Arts pass degree. Students choose a topic and undertake research working with a supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling. Honours has also traditionally prepared the way for academic or higher research career choices.

Course objectives

Upon completion of the Honours program, students will have extended their undergraduate knowledge and built upon their skills in the areas of specialised research, critical analysis, and industry application and engagement.

Course structure

Areas of study

  • Communication
  • writing
  • international studies.

Course requirements

Students must complete 48 points, including a thesis, to qualify for the honours degree of the Bachelor of Arts. 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). Students should speak with the honours coordinator from the relevant school for discipline specific requirements.

Combined honours

Combined honours may be undertaken, provided that all honours requirements have been met in both disciplines. Application to undertake combined honours must be made with the support of the school honours coordinators of both disciplines. Combined honours normally take the form of a joint dissertation (50% in each discipline) alongside coursework chosen from the two component disciplines.

Contact details

Course coordinator: Dr Yeoh Seng Guan, email; Course manager: Kevin Tan, email