Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising a thesis and two coursework units.

The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the supervisor.



Students complete one of the following options:

  • ATS4230 Arts honours thesis (24 points)
  • ATS4231 Arts honours thesis A (12 points) and ATS4232 Arts honours thesis B (12 points

Note: Students may undertake a translation studies project as their honours dissertation for 24 points. For more information, please consult the Guidelines for a translation project as an honours dissertationGuidelines for a translation project as an honours dissertation (

Coursework units

Students complete one of the following options:

Option one

Students complete the following unit:

  • ATS4653 LLCL honours workshop: Theory and method in the humanities

plus an additional 12 points from the following units:

  • ATS4132 LLCL language study abroad 2 (honours) (12 points)
  • ATS4137 LLCL special reading unit 1 (honours) (12 points)
  • one 12-point or two 6-point coursework unit/s to be approved by the supervisor.

Option two

  • ATS4131 LLCL language study abroad 1 (honours) (24 points)

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in Chinese studies must have completed a major in that discipline.

Contact details

Relevant courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 0082 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws