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Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)


80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements – Honours Degree1

To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours degree course, a student must have completed the Bachelor of Social Science pass degree, normally within the last five years, with at least the following, all in the discipline of the honours course:

  1. a major or equivalent;
  2. Distinction in at least two units; and
  3. a Credit average.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Honours Degree

To qualify for the Honours degree a student must, in addition to satisfying the requirements of the Pass degree, complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Honours Units, consisting of:

  1. 50 cp from the Thesis; and
  2. 30 cp from Coursework Units.

Schedule of Honours Units

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Thesis Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HUMA400 20 Honours Thesis A (Full-time)
HUMA406 30 Honours Thesis B (Full-time)

or (b)
Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HUMA401 10 Honours Thesis A (Part-time)
HUMA407 10 Honours Thesis B (Part-time)
HUMA408 10 Honours Thesis C (Part-time)
HUMA409 20 Honours Thesis D (Part-time)

Coursework Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SOCS404 10 Issues in the Methodology of the Social Sciences
SOCS406 10 Advanced Studies in Sociology A
SOCS407 10 Advanced Studies in Sociology B

1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.