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 byCentre for Religious Studies
CoordinatorDr Scott Dunbar


  • 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 Religious studies.

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 religious studies 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:

  • ATS4289 Medieval dialogues: Reason, mysticism and society

plus one of the following units:

  • ATS4006 Political theology
  • ATS4341 Interpreting the sources of Islam: The Qur'an and Hadith

All coursework units are 12 points.

Intending honours students

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

Contact details

Relevant courses

0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts