Bachelor of Arts - Advanced Honours

Deakin University

This course builds on the strength and flexibility of an Arts degree by an embedded Honours year in a unique four-year program. It provides an advanced level of knowledge in a particular disciplinary area, as well as the skills, knowledge and flexibility to pursue new and evolving career paths in a range of organisational settings. Students will gain a sound and broad knowledge of contemporary understandings of social sciences, arts and the humanities and can choose from a wide range of subject areas in their first three years of full-time study. Eligible students will then progress to an Honours year, where they will undertake advanced study in their chosen discipline. Combining coursework with an independent research project, this fourth year of advanced study will enhance future career prospects. It also provides the research training required for entry to masters and doctoral research programs.

Course Fee:

International: $123,032

Entry Requirements:

Minimum prerequisite ATAR of 80.00. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.


32 credit points comprising 24 Arts, 8 Honours

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Australian Studies; Children's Literature; Criminology; History; International relations; Literary studies; Middle east studies; Philosophy; Politics and policy studies; Professional and creative writing; Sociology

Study Pathways:

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds No info Yes Part time 8 years
Waurn Ponds No info Yes Full time 4 years
Waurn Ponds No info Yes Online 4 years
Burwood No info Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood No info Yes Full time 4 years
Burwood No info Yes Online 4 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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