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Bachelor of  Advanced Humanities (Honours)

Program code: 2414
QTAC code: 757101
CRICOS code: 092444K

Location

St Lucia

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

The Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) is a stimulating and challenging program that will prepare you for success in a range of leading academic and professional industries.

  • This four year honours program is designed for high-achieving students with a keen interest in the humanities. You will develop valuable logical reasoning, communication and creative thinking skills that can be applied across a range of areas and industries.
  • Undertake a core of interdisciplinary courses and work with leading humanities researchers and students from other areas. This program encourages connection and collaboration across disciplines to find solutions to global problems.
  • Choose from nine majors and tailor your studies to meet your goals. You will also participate in an internship, offering you the opportunity to hone your professional practice and start building your professional networks.
  • Complete an honours research project in your fourth year that explores a topic of interest to you. Graduate with a respected honours qualification that will set you up for professional success or postgraduate study.

Engage with leading humanities researchers and participate in the University’s research culture, applying and developing your analytical skills through practice-led learning.

  • In the classroom

    Build lasting relationships

    You will be part of a small cohort who will stay together throughout your four years of study, enjoying a number of extra-curricular activities together such as the orientation camp.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Be mentored by academics

    Not only will you work with leading researchers from your first year, you will also have access to an academic mentor for the duration of your study.

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

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  • Employability

    Be a leader

    When you graduate with a UQ honours qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader in your field. Many of our honours graduates continue their passion for research and knowledge by pursuing further postgraduate studies.

Majors for this program

There are 9 majors available in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours).

View all majors for this program

Career outcomes

Research shows that graduates today will change career at least five times during their working life – a humanities degree gives you the transferable skills to adapt to this changing workforce.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) program are equipped with professional research and critical thinking skills that can be applied across a range of areas, from analysing the ethics of biotechnology to policy development.

 

Summary

  • Program code
    2414
  • QTAC code
    757101
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    4 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    092444K

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours).

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Ancient History / Extended

The early Mediterranean cultures provide the foundations of Western civilisation and so their study is highly relevant today. You will learn about the history, literature, religion, philosophy, social customs, art and architecture of ancient peoples as diverse as the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks and Romans. Courses span a huge period from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity and focus on a variety of important individuals, ideas and achievements, e.g. Alexander the Great, Greek democracy, and the rise of Imperial Rome. Since their achievements continue to influence modern ideas and institutions, the study of Ancient History is a good way to understand the modern world.

Art History / Extended

From the Renaissance to the contemporary, studying Art History enables students to explore in detail the ongoing significance of art as a platform for shaping and interpreting the worlds in which we live. The Art History major enables access to a diverse range of courses with vocational, cross-disciplinary applications. Students acquire practical skills in visual literacy and communication, critical thinking, academic research and writing, exhibition curating and design, and historical analysis, opening doors to a variety of employment pathways in the visual arts industries. The major includes courses on contemporary art and critical theory, curatorship, aesthetics, art and science, Modernism, photography, and Renaissance and Baroque Art. Specific emphasis is given to pre- and post-colonial histories of Australian art, Aboriginal art, arts of the Asia-Pacific and methodologies of art history. Art History students at the University of Queensland further benefit from a range of substantive curatorial internship and professional development opportunities across Australia and internationally, as well as intensive fieldwork courses and placements with The University of Queensland Art Museum, St Lucia.

Drama / Extended

Seeing and critiquing professional performance, reading plays from around the world and throughout the past 2000 years, honing your performance skills: These are all part of the UQ Drama major. You will learn how to interpret theatre through time and across cultures, but you will also be challenged to think about what constitutes performance, not only on the stage, but on the page and in everyday life. You will develop an understanding of the theatrical and literary aspects of drama, from ancient Greek classics to medieval theatre to the most recent Australian, Asian-Pacific, American and European plays. You do not have to audition but there are practical performance options at advanced level.

English Literature / Extended

The English literature major introduces students to one of the world's key literary traditions as well as to contemporary global English-language literary culture. Undertaking the formal study of English literature from its beginnings to the present day is to be introduced to a vast intellectual and cultural history--one that records the almost infinitely different ways in which men and women, from a great variety of different times and places, have lived, thought, argued, felt and imagined. Many of the novels, poems, plays and non-fictional works students encounter in this program rank amongst the greatest products of the human mind. The major also introduces students to some influential ways of thinking about literature.

History / Extended

History provides an essential framework for all the humanities and social sciences. It is an on-going dialogue between the present and the past: about how the past should be understood and interpreted, and about the meanings we should assign to the past. An informed understanding of the present and our expectations for the future go hand-in-hand with knowledge of history. The study of history further promotes the acquisition of important professional skills such as the ability to initiate an original inquiry, conduct archival research and documentary analysis and interpret evidence. At UQ, topics within this major include: Great Empires, Genocide, Global History, The Foundations of Europe and Islamic Civilisation.

Mathematics / Extended

Demand is at an all-time high for trained mathematicians. Statistics, operations research and financial mathematics are the areas of mathematics most often used in industry and there has been a particular upsurge in the number of mathematicians employed in banking, finance, insurance and risk management. Graduates with a degree in any area of mathematics are respected for their excellent quantitative and problem- solving abilities and gain a wide range of rewarding positions in the public and private sectors. UQ offers a wide range of courses in mathematics and its applications. In first year, students study essential topics in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations. In later years, there is an emphasis new ideas in mathematics and include recent applications in coding and cryptology.

Musicology / Extended

This area includes a wide range of studies in music history, techniques, ethnomusicology, historical performance practice, and music analysis. Graduates of musicology find work in music lecturing, research, criticism, journalism, music programming, arts administration or librarianship.

Philosophy / Extended

Philosophy examines fundamental problems such as the scope and limits of human knowledge, the ultimate constituents of reality, the sources of value and obligation and the nature of correct reasoning. All this began with attempts to answer two deceptively simple questions: What can we know? And how should we live? Philosophy aims not to teach you what to think, but how to think. UQ not only offers students the only accredited philosophy major in Queensland but also provides students with opportunities to study with internationally recognised philosophers in a research-intensive environment, across the breadth of the discipline. Emphasizing the key role that critical thinking plays in a healthy society, the major equips students to participate more fully in leadership roles in the broader community.

Studies in Religion / Extended

Religion and spiritual ideas have shaped and continue to shape many societies across the globe. You now have the opportunity to expand your religious and spiritual horizons, increase your knowledge of (some of) these traditions and ideas and to develop critical methods of evaluating them. Studies in Religion offers courses by professional and highly enthusiastic teachers in the areas of Western and Eastern religious traditions, spiritual practices and religious thought, in the psychology of religion, in new religious movements, and in the original languages of the sacred texts of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $32,432
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • First-year student camp cost of approximately $90.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) depends on what type of applicant you are.

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Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, a good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a “course” we call a "program".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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