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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

If you value independent thinking and are looking for a pathway to research degrees and enhanced career opportunities, the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) could be ideal for you. In this optional year of specialized study, you will conduct in-depth research on a topic you’re passionate about and develop advanced research skills and disciplinary knowledge through coursework. 

Our experienced academics will supervise you as you work on your thesis and engage with the wider discourse around your chosen topic. You’ll improve your critical and constructive thinking and gain practical research skills you can use in a range of private and public sectors to positively impact issues you care about. 

Want to conduct your own research to make a real impact in the arts? 

This course is a wonderful way to interrogate the world. Enjoy the intellectual stimulation and personal fulfillment that comes with deep learning about a subject that’s vital to you, while appreciating the supportive, immersive environment Deakin has to offer.

After graduation, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) students are eligible to extend their research experience through masters and doctoral research programs.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

At Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, you are surrounded by expansive grounds and impressive new buildings. It offers state-of-the-art engineering, medical and sport facilities, as well as some of the most advanced research spaces in the world. The campus also features incredible sporting facilities, including Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball courts, and more.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

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

Job Opportunity Potential

As a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate, your skills will be in demand in a range of careers, including:

  • archivist
  • art center manager
  • art director
  • arts editor
  • artist agent
  • event operations manager
  • gallery curator
  • historic building inspector
  • media analyst.
  • museum marketing manager
  • NGO adviser
  • NGO policy officer
  • politician
  • philosophy teacher
  • public relations manager
  • public servant
  • records officer
  • social policy developer

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers) OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Applicants in the following disciplines Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International Relations, Politics, Philosophy, Language, and Middle East Studies are also advised to read further information and complete requirements 

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.