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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours)

Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies, the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice, the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies, the Bachelor of Arts, or the Bachelor of Social Science with a major sequence in Aboriginal Studies or Global Indigenous Studies may undertake a further year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study to obtain an Honours degree.  International students from health, education and social science backgrounds with relevant degrees are also encouraged to apply. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest. The program is specifically Aboriginal in orientation and prepares students for roles such as service provision in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas in the discipline Aboriginal Studies
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology within the discipline of Aboriginal Studies, including information literacy, and the use of technology
  • Capacity to apply advanced critical thinking and judgement to complex problems in a variety of contexts within the discipline of Aboriginal Studies to develop new understanding and to demonstrate intellectual independence
  • Capacity to apply theory and method at an advanced level to design, conduct and complete an independent research thesis under supervision

Campus Information

Newcastle - Callaghan

The University of Newcastle's main campus at Callaghan is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city named as one of the world's top 'Smart Cities' to watch in 2017 by Global magazine National Geographic Traveler.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 3 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Application for the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours) program is made directly to the University using the End-On Honours Application Form

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