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 bySchool of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
CoordinatorDr Jeremy Breaden


  • 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 Japanese studies.

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 (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/llcl/guidelines-for-a-translation-project-as-an-honours-dissertation/).

Coursework units

Students complete one the following options:

Option one

  • ATS4653 Honours workshop (12 points)

plus one of the following units:

  • ATS4132 Language study abroad 2 (Honours) (12 points)
  • ATS4137 Special reading unit 1 (Honours) (12 points)
  • 12 points of language study at advanced level
  • 12 point unit from another discipline, chosen in consultation with the discipline honours coordinator and unit coordinator

Option two (study abroad)

  • 24 points of study abroad units

Intending honours students

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

Contact details

Relevant courses

0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts