Skip to main content

BA Honours

Build on your undergraduate experience with our Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree. Our one-year program is an addition to the Bachelor of Arts degree designed to add value to your undergraduate degree.

curtin humanities students working

Our Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree provides you with an opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

You will produce an in-depth dissertation or creative work and develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research or further learning.

The BA Honours program offers you the opportunity to develop a unique individual research project in a critical and supportive learning environment. Our supervision, academic and technical support structures are widely recognised in Australia and overseas.

This one-year capstone to undergraduate studies can be studied either as a final degree or as the first stage of entry into a Higher Degree by Research.

What our students say

“I enjoy the ongoing discussions we have with our peers and tutors. It has been a rewarding experience.”

“The teaching staff have an amazing breadth of knowledge, hopefully some of it will rub off on me.”

BA Honours students (2017)

Source: eValuate

Specialise your research

Our BA Honours program facilitates research at an advanced level. You will benefit from coursework units and from being part of an inspiring community of likeminded researchers and dedicated academics.

You will apply the concepts learned during your research investigation to produce a dissertation or creative project and exegesis. Your research specialisation can fall anywhere within a broad range of humanities disciplines.

The course continues to produce successful graduates, many continue their study with advanced doctorate degrees at leading universities in Australia and overseas.

Research areas  
AnthropologyArtAsian Languages
Creative and Professional WritingCultural StudiesDesign
GeographyHistoryInternet Studies
JournalismLibrary and Information StudiesLiterary Studies
Theatre ArtsSocial SciencesScreen Arts


BA Honours applications close on the 10 January 2018.

Why study BA Honours?

  • Add value to your undergraduate degree
  • Prepare for entry into professional and academic practice
  • Stand out from the crowd to future employers
  • Deepen your understanding of a topic you’re interested in
  • Develop your research, analytical and communication skills
  • Once completed apply for doctoral-level studies and scholarships.

Did you know?

We’re ranked in the top 100 for studies in Design and Art, Education and Architecture and Built Environment, whilst being in the top 200 for studies in Geography^

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide*

^QSWUR 2017

*AWRU 2017

Contact us

Humanities Honours Coordinator 

Dr Christina Chau

Faculty Teaching Support Coordinator

Tonia Geneste