- 2018


Honours research area

Commencement year

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Arts

Offered by

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies


Dr Joshua Specht (Clayton)
Dr Julian Hopkins (Malaysia)

Contact details

Honours, AustraliaHonours, Australia (http://future.arts.monash.edu/undergraduate-courses/arts-honours/)

Honours, MalaysiaHonours, Malaysia (http://www.monash.edu.my/study/undergraduate/arts-social-sciences/bachelor-arts-honours)


Clayton Malaysia

Honours studies in this area will advance students' knowledge and competencies in the discipline of international 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 international studies honours coordinator for the campus of enrolment.

Intending honours students

Students intending to enter honours in international studies must have completed a major or specialisation in that discipline.


This course comprises 48 points: Part A: Research (24 points) and Part B: Coursework (24 points)

Units are 12 points unless otherwise indicated.

Part A. Research (24 points)

Students complete one of the following in their chosen discipline:

  • ATS4230 Arts honours thesis (24 points)
  • ATS4231 Arts honours thesis A and ATS4232 Arts honours thesis B
  • AMU4718 Arts honours dissertation 1 and AMU4719 Arts honours dissertation 2

Part B. Coursework (24 points)


  • ATS4205 Methods and topics in international studies

and one of:

  • APG4314Not offered in 2018 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda
  • ATS4810 Global justice: Civil and human rights after 1945
  • ATS4286 Final journey: Remembering the Holocaust
  • ATS4287 War and peace: Models of conflict resolution
  • ATS4367 Placement research project for honours in international studies*

* Students wishing to complete this unit should consult the honours coordinator as enrolment in the unit is decided by a process of competitive selection.


  • AMU4720 Research issues and methodology
  • AMU4727 Readings in social, political and cultural theory

Relevant courses

A3701 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)