Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
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.
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:
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)|
|Honours Thesis 1||LANG 4010||9|
|Research Methodologies and Methods||SOCU 4006||9|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Honours Thesis 2||LANG 4011||9|
|Seminal Ideas, Theories and Contemporary Debates||SOCU 4005||9|
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 researchers1; 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. There's also 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.
As an arts student you will have access to:
As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.
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.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. 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.
How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.