Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (Honours)

Course summary

Acting as both a bridge to advanced research and an in-depth project, Honours is an optional year that follows the successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree.

While your Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation degree introduced you to a wide range of themes and issues, an Honours project provides you with the opportunity to focus your interest on a topic of choice, exploring it in greater depth and detail to find answers. Honours project topics are various and negotiable, and you’ll be encouraged and supported to pursue your specific interests.

Whatever topic you choose, prospective employers will value your ability to achieve a complex goal, meet deadlines, investigate independently, use resources effectively and write coherently.

What you will study
The Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (Honours) consists of 50% coursework and 50% research work. The research component of this degree takes the form of a 15,000-word research thesis completed under the supervision of an academic employed in the School of Liberal Arts.

Studying Honours is about:

  • Learning research and navigation skills across a variety of information systems (archives, the library, databases, electronic research networks);
  • Articulating complex ideas orally and in writing;
  • Working closely with a supervisor on a project with firm deadlines;
  • Devising, researching and writing an individual topic of study, with an extended argument or thesis.

Course information

Study area

Arts & Humanities

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

3020

Duration

1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

099634C

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (Honours), students must have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation or other relevant bachelor degree, with an average normally of at least 80% in the core Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation subjects or across a relevant major in which the Honours degree will be undertaken, with the additional requirement of a Distinction in two of the 300 level subjects required by the major.

Applicants are also required to complete a 500-word outline of the proposed thesis topic. The outline should indicate the primary question the applicant would like to research, as well as a justification of the significance of the research.

Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the School of Liberal Arts’s Honours Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss the planned program of study, negotiate a focus for dissertation, and agree potential supervisors.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for entry into the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (Honours), students must have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilziation or other relevant bachelor degree, with an average normally of at least 80% in the core Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilization subjects or across a relevant major in which the Honours degree will be undertaken, with the additional requirement of a Distinction in two of the 300 level subjects required by the major.

Applicants are also required to complete a 500-word outline of the proposed thesis topic. The outline should indicate the primary question the applicant would like to research, as well as a justification of the significance of the research.

Students considering an Honours degree are encouraged to talk to the School of Liberal Arts’s Honours Coordinator well in advance to seek approval for enrolment, discuss the planned program of study, negotiate a focus for disseration, and agree potential supervisors.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.5

TOEFL (Internet-based)

115

29

29

29

29

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 75 in Academic Reading and Writing)
Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,296 (2021)

$26,592 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 30 September 2020 (early bird), 5 February 2021 (final) (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 24 December 2020*
  • International Applicants: 24 December 2020*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (UAC): TBC (see UAC Key Dates).
  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*
    • *Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
      Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

      Course Structure

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Course Handbook

      Why choose this course

      The Honours program can be a pathway to postgraduate study and is also considered a capstone to an undergraduate degree. You will build on the knowledge and skills obtained through your Bachelor’s degree to undertake specialised research in an area of interest.

      UOW staff members are high-quality and passionate teachers and academics, who are research leaders and experts in their fields.

      On graduating you will be a well-rounded free thinker, with the skills to be a passionate and socially responsible leader of tomorrow across many sectors such as civil society, business, government and academia.

      Career opportunities
      • Archiving and Librarianship
      • Art & Design
      • Arts
      • Business Development & Administration
      • Community & Social Services
      • Consultancy
      • Diplomacy
      • Education
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Government Policy
      • Healthcare Policy & Management
      • Heritage Specialist
      • Historian
      • Human Resources
      • Information Technology & Design
      • Journalism
      • Social Policy
      • Translation & Interpreting
      • Legal Work
      • Marketing & Advertising
      • Media & Publishing
      • Politics
      • Production and Management
      • Tourism and Hospitality
      • Writing

       

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