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The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours is a separate fourth year of study that is undertaken following the successful completion of an undergraduate Social Science degree. In addition to the skills and knowledge that graduates have developed in their undergraduate degree, the Honours degree is highly regarded in providing advanced intellectual education in research, analysis and writing. It signifies a demonstrable ability in conducting research in the Social Sciences. As well as a completion point for tertiary study itself, Honours also represents the starting point for entry into postgraduate and academic research.
The Honours degree includes a unit in research methodology and management that assists students to conduct a significant research project on a topic of their interest. Generally this research project will be documented in a written thesis. An Honours Supervisor will assist students at each stage of their project.
A key aim of the Honours degree is to provide graduates with research training and a range of lifelong learning skills. These skills have vocational relevance that varies depending on the professional field you wish to enter.
Adding Honours to an undergraduate degree is a useful qualification for:
To qualify for the Bachelor of Social Science with Honours a total 8 units (96 credit points) must be completed, comprising 0 Core units and 8 other units which can be in a combination of Major/s and/or Elective units. There are three sessions each year; full-time students normally undertake 4 units per session completing the course in 1 year.
Please note that not all units are offered in each study period. For a full list of Units (Subjects), Availability and Specific Award Rules, please refer to the SCU Student Handbook information below.
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Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
|Course Duration||1 year full-time; 2 years part-time|
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|School||School of Arts and Social Sciences|
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Interested applicants need to contact the School directly to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application. Apply directly to the University.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Bachelor of Social Science with Honours involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
The Honours course comprises the equivalent of 8 units of study:
COM40015 - Research Methods for Arts and Social Sciences*
SOC40009 - Social Science Thesis (Stage 1 of 3)*
SOC40010 - Social Science Thesis (Stage 2 of 3)*
SOC40011 - Social Science Thesis (Stage 3 of 3)*
* Double-weighted unit.