Course Description

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree allows students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Tasmania, or graduates with a completed three year undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian university, or a person with some other tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience, a year of study to develop a body of knowledge in a specific context as further preparation to undertake professional work and/or as a pathway for research and further learning.

Graduates of the degree will have developed advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more Humanities or Social Science disciplines and acknowledge of research principles and methods.

This one year full time (or, at the discretion of the relevant School, two consecutive years part time) course is available at Hobart and Launceston.

The following subject areas are available within the Bachelor of Arts (Honours):


  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese (not currently offered)
  • Classics
  • English
  • French (not currently offered)
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian (not currently offered)
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy

Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • International Relations
  • Journalism, Media and Communications
  • Politics and Policy
  • Police Studies

Legal Studies

Geography and Environmental Sciences


Tuition Fees

International Students: $29,450 per year full-time


1 year full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

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

Teaching quality: 71.6% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 79.1% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.1% (national average 85.4%)

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

Employment Outcomes

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

Employed full time: 59.3% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 42.5% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: R4A

Entry Requirements