Course Description

Griffith University Bachelor of Arts graduates with an appropriate GPA may undertake an additional year of study in the Honours program, which can qualify them for highly skilled professional work and/or further postgraduate studies.

The Honours program is designed as an 'end-on' fourth year from a Bachelor of Arts. It provides students with the opportunity to build on the skills and knowledge gained in their undergraduate degree.

As an Honours student, you will plan and execute a research dissertation or a creative/professional product with minor dissertation/exegesis. You will be supervised be an experienced academic who will guide your learning. You will be instructed in key research principles and methodologies in the arts.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree consists of 80 credit points of assessed student work. This includes 30 credit points of coursework and 50 credit points of supervised research. Your research project will be based on your undergraduate studies and will be selected in consultation with the Program Director.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $27,500 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $27,500 per year full-time


1 - 2 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 78.5% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 84.0% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.6% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Griffith University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 62.2% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 25.8% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $54,800 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 083102G
Griffith University Code: 2007

Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or equivalent and 5.0 GPA in second and third year courses (more)