University of New England UNE

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00003G

Did your arts degree prompt a burning question or a passion for independent research? If so, consider applying for an honours year. A 'capstone' to your formal education, honours is an opportunity to drill deeper into a specialised area, to extend your intellectual range, and sharpen your research capabilities. It will enable advanced communication techniques and deep subject knowledge, to hone your analytical abilities, and gain high-level personal and professional skills. These are valuable attributes that provide a solid foundation for postgraduate study, give you a competitive edge in the job market, and help future proof your career in a rapidly changing world.You will extend your intellectual range, learn about research principles and methods, and independently apply advanced knowledge in one or more disciplines. The extra year of honours study at UNE is an opportunity to hone your research, communication and writing skills by producing a dissertation of original ideas that you will integrate and position within the current body of knowledge in your chosen discipline.You will graduate with the skills to independently research, write about, and discuss critical issues. These skills will be invaluable in your career. They also provide ideal preparation for further studies in any area and will prove essential for lifelong learning.


48 credit points consisting of advanced course work, comprised of several integrated components, and a dissertation or literature review or alternative assessments in the chosen major.


  • Ancient History
  • Archaeology
  • Chinese
  • Classical Languages (Greek and Latin)
  • Criminology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Communications
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political and International Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Studies in Religion
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Writing

Standard entry requirements

Entry is based on a relevant bachelor qualification in Arts from UNE or equivalent and specific GPA and credit point requirements. English language requirements must also be met.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Campus International: $26,880 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
UNE Armidale (main campus) International: $26,880 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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