Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
This one-year honours degree will equip you with advanced skills in research. Under the guidance of an academic supervisor you will complete a thesis and research project. You will graduate with an in-depth understanding of your chosen specialisation.
Graduating with an honours degree will set you apart from the crowd, ensuring you have a competitive edge and are well-placed for a career in industry, research or further postgraduate study.
When you study arts at UniSA you will also be taught by our world-class educators and researchers – in fact, we’re number one in South Australia for research in Cultural Studies, Linguistics, and Journalism and Professional Writing1.
We also have some great on-campus facilities to assist with your learning, including a Multimedia Languages Lab where you can connect in real-time with native speakers from around the world, the fully-equipped Hartley Playhouse, journalism newsroom, plus a state-of-the-art TV and radio studio.
12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
You will work alongside experienced academics when you complete research and a thesis during this one-year degree. This affiliation not only provides exceptional learning opportunities, but is also an important networking opportunity. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.
Arts students go on to enjoy rewarding careers in a range of industries, including:
As an honours student you may also choose to pursue a career in research – graduates with honours degrees are highly sought after by prospective employers, particularly in academia and research environments.
The key focus of this honours degree is research and the production of an honours thesis at the end of your studies. Your research will be based on one of the following subject areas:
You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies at UniSA will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
This one-year honours component includes advanced studies in research and professional practice. You will receive First Class, Second Class or Third Class Honours, depending on your performance. You will graduate with industry experience and connections, and a higher level qualification than a bachelor degree. Your honours year will prepare you well for a career in industry or research.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Research Project Management (Honours)||SOCU 4001||4.5|
|Research Methods (Honours)||SOCU 4004||4.5|
|Seminal Ideas, Theories and Contemporary Debates (Honours)||SOCU 4005||9|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Honours Thesis 1||LANG 4010||9|
|Honours Thesis 2||LANG 4011||9|
We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.
Magill is a quick drive, cycle or bus trip from the city. On campus there are TV, radio and sound studios, social work studios, a cognitive neuroscience laboratory, a psychology clinic, a language lab, a journalism newsroom, a theatre, a gym and a swimming pool. It’s only a short walk to local shops. Explore Magill >
As an arts student you will have access to:
Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student gyms, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:
When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
To apply to study with us go to the top of this page and click Apply. You will be directed to our online application portal.
Applications for 2018 in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) open on Monday, 28 August and close at 11.59pm Thursday, 30 November 2017. Honours applicants need to provide extra documentation which you must email to the Program Director, Dr Tangi Steen at Tangi.Steen@unisa.edu.au by Thursday, 30th November, but no later than Friday, 1 December. To be considered for entry, you must have a potential supervisor lined up who is willing to supervise you on a particular proposed topic. You need to provide a 500 word summary of your proposed research topic (covering issues such as which staff member has agreed to supervise this topic if you are accepted, what your proposed research project is about, how you will carry it out, what discipline areas or fields of research you are working within). Note that you are responsible for discussing your proposed topic with a staff member who is willing and able to supervise you; if you are unsure of whom you should approach about this, contact the Program Director, Dr Tangi Steen at Tangi.Steen@unisa.edu.au or telephone (08) 8302 0923, Magill Campus. Please note: if you do not provide this information, your application cannot be considered as the School needs to ensure that it has the appropriate supervision required for the topic or project to be undertaken.