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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (1 year)

This is a one-year degree for people who have already completed a relevant undergraduate degree.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) is available for high-achieving students who have completed a relevant Pass Bachelor  degree offered by the Faculty of Education and Arts or equivalent at another institution.

Aside from expanding your knowledge in a specialised area, an Honours degree will give you an edge in an increasingly competitive job market.

You will build on your knowledge in your chosen major area of study through research, analysis and communication skills.

Undertaking an Honours year is also an important step for those who want to become an academic or a professional researcher.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) students will:

  • build on the knowledge and skills they gained in their undergraduate degree
  • develop advanced research techniques appropriate to their chosen field of study
  • prepare an Honours thesis, or creative project with exegesis/dissertation, along with coursework units appropriate to the field of study of the thesis.
  • be equipped to pursue further postgraduate study.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.


Campus Information


25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135 Locked Bag 2002, Strathfield NSW 2135


Brisbane Campus (McAuley) 1100 Nudgee Road Banyo, Qld 4014


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 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

  • Digital Journalism (not offered in Brisbane)
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology
  • Study of Religions
  • Theological Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Youth Work

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Hiigh level achievement in a three year Bachelor of Arts qualification.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0. Individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking, and 5.5 in listening and reading, plus 

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.