Monash University

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 Philosophical, Historical and International Studies


  • 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, a compulsory seminar and two coursework units.

The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the religion and theology honours coordinator.



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)

Coursework units

Students complete two of the following units, including at least one of the units marked with an asterisk (*); all units are 12 points:

  • ATS4289 Medieval dialogues: Reason, mysticism and society (*)
  • ATS4302 Interpreting the Bible: Jewish and Christian perspectives (*)
  • ATS4340 Confronting death through ceremony and symbol: A cross-cultural analysis
  • ATS4341 Interpreting the sources of Islam: The Qur'an and Hadith

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in religion and theology must have completed a major in that discipline.

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Relevant courses

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