Monash University

Honours - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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 bySouth Africa School of Social Science
Campus(es)South Africa
CoordinatorAssociate Professor Rika Swnazen


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


Honours studies in this area will advance students' knowledge and competencies in the discipline of child and youth development. The curriculum integrates theoretical knowledge, research competencies and applied skills including in the areas of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication.

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 child and youth development honours coordinator.



Students complete the following two units:

  • AZA4778 Social science honours dissertation A
  • AZA4779 Social science honours dissertation B

Coursework units

Students complete the following two units:

  • AZA4310 Child and youth care policy and leadership: Advocating for the rights of children and youth
  • AZA4450 Researching for social sciences and humanities

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in child and youth development must have completed a major in that discipline.

Contact details

Relevant courses

4087 Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Science