Bachelor of Research (Arts*)

Course summary

As a student wishing to pursue further study in the field of humanities, you have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of your discipline with the Bachelor of Research (Arts). You may choose to specialise in History, Politics, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, Language and Linguistics, International Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, English or Science and Technology Studies.

Comprised of research training and coursework, this single year (or part-time equivalent) degree may qualify students for advanced standing in the Master of Research (Arts).

* The 'Arts' specialisation will change to 'Arts and Humanities' in 2019, subject to final approval.

Course information

Study area

Research

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

381

Duration

1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

091516G

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

All applicants for the Bachelor of Research need to apply for the Master of Research via the online application system and submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. The proposal submitted with the application should:

  • contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Applicants will be assessed on academic results and relevant experience by the Head of Postgraduate Studies and if successful a packaged offer awarded for the Bachelor of Research/Master of Research. Candidates undertake the Bachelor of Research in the first year of study, and if this degree is completed successfully they can progress to the thesis component (2nd year of study) of the Master of Research.
Note that candidates can complete the Bachelor of Research only and are under no obligation to proceed to the Master of Research.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This program is not available to international applicants.


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

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES


This program is not available to international students.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,296 (2018)

$26,592 (2018)

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,296 (2019)

$26,592 (2019)

* 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 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 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 2017

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 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July – 15 November 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 29 June 2018. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 6 July 2018. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 27 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Use well-developed judgement and knowledge to analyse, critically evaluate and interpret advanced theoretical and technical knowledge, and research methods, in an identified discipline area.
2 Develop a project plan based on a well-developed understanding of, and reflection on, existing discipline knowledge and ideas and in the context of methodological limitations, privacy issues and the ethical conduct of research.
3 With creativity and initiative, plan a project using theoretical and technical knowledge and research methods applicable to the identified discipline area.
4 With autonomy, adaptability and responsibility as a learner, analyse, generate and communicate solutions to complex problems through the design and implementation of a project plan.
5 Communicate advanced knowledge, expert skills and ideas to a range of audiences through application of advanced cognitive, technical and language (oral and written) communication skills and careful selection of appropriate media.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Research degree comprises both research and research training, requiring students to complete 48 credit points of subjects, as specified in the chosen area of study.

Research Areas

Students completing the Bachelor of Research from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts are able to focus their research in the following areas:

  • English
  • History
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Cultural Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
LHA 401 The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice 12
LHA 402 The Researcher: People, Places, Methods 12
LHA 403 The Project and the Plan 12
Plus ONE of the following Discipline Subjects
ENGL470 Research in English 12
HIST470 History and Theory 12
LANG470 Research Methods in Languages and Linguistics 12
PAIS470 Research in Politics and International Studies 12
PHIL470 Research Methods in Philosophy 12
SCTI470 Research in Critical Social Inquiry 12

Timetables

Click on subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Work Integrated Learning

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts internship program provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their degree in a workplace setting.

Students are also encouraged to consider CRLP200 (6cp). CRLP200 includes a quality assured workplace internship or industry project to give you that competitive edge by developing your professional skills through authentic learning in a real world context. You will focus on your career goals and receive career direction guidance, strengthen your resume and gain skills to navigate the rapidly changing world of work, develop your communication skills and begin to build a professional network.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

The Bachelor of Research (Arts) allows you to undertake one year study in both research and research training. At the completion of this degree you may be eligible for credit towards the Master of Research (Arts).

Awards and Rankings

The federal government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2017 ranked UOW 1st in NSW and the ACT for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences.

UOW is also rated in the top 200 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 for the field of English Language and Literature.

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