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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBLitt(Hons)
CRICOS code031185G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0204
Contact details

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/future/honours/apply.php

Description

Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and research after the completion of a Bachelor of Letters. Students choose a topic and undertake research working with a carefully selected supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the honours program, students will have extended their undergraduate knowledge in a specific area of the humanities and social sciences through in-depth research and built upon their skills in the areas of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication.

Entry requirements

Students must have:

  • completed a degree, with a major (48 points or the equivalent) in the intended honours discipline
  • obtained at least a distinction average (70 per cent) in the honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third year level.

Contact the relevant school for any additional or special requirements.

Students qualified to enter an honours program must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies.

Structure

This course consists of 48 points of study, including a thesis.

Requirements

Honours studies may be taken as single honours (a single discipline over one year of full-time study), double honours (two disciplines over two years of full-time study) or combined honours (two disciplines over one year of full-time study).

Contact the honours coordinator from the relevant school for discipline-specific requirements.

Combined honours

Combined honours may be undertaken, provided that all honours requirements have been met in both disciplines. Application to undertake combined honours must be made with the support of the school honours coordinators of both disciplines. Combined honours normally take the form of a joint dissertation (50 per cent in each discipline) alongside coursework chosen from the two component disciplines.

Award(s)

The honours degree of Bachelor of Letters