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Bachelor of Arts Honours Application Form

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree is available for high-achieving students. It consists of extra study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees. Students who have completed their degree with James Cook University or at other universities can apply.

Eligibility for the Honours program is based on three criteria:

  • Academic merit (a grade point average of at least 5.0 in the major);
  • Proposed research topic (to be developed in the Expression of Interest form); and
  • Supervisor availability.

Prospective students should begin discussions with potential supervisors in the semester before they intend to enrol. The BA Honours program is a competitive program, and discussions with a potential supervisor are essential but not the only criteria for students’ acceptance.

Note that supervisors will be allocated to successful applicants according to student numbers and workloads, and in some cases you may not be supervised by the person you initially contacted.

You can apply for the Honours program here.

Due Dates

Please fill out the following form no later than Friday, 10 July 2020 for SP2 2020 enrolment. Decisions on applications will be notified by 17 July 2020, with successful applicants invited to enrol before the semester begins on the Monday 27 July 2020.

Course start Begin consultations with potential advisor Expression of Interest Form due Students notified of outcome
27 July 2020 No later than May 202010 July 2020 17 July 2020

*NB: Only some disciplines allow mid-year entry into the BA Honours program. Please discuss with your major coordinator and your potential supervisor in advance of preparing your application.

Contact Details

The BA Honours Coordinator is Dr Theresa Petray. In general, though, your communication will primarily be through your supervisor and/or your major coordinator, listed below.

Anthropology  Prof Rosita Henry
Archaeology Dr Nigel Chang
Creative Arts & Media Prof Ryan Daniel
Criminology Dr Mark David Chong
English (Co-Coordinators) Dr Claire Hansen
Dr Emma Maguire
History Dr Claire Brennan
Human Geography A/Prof Lisa Law
Human Services Dr Vinitta Mosby
Languages Dr Florence Boulard
Multimedia Journalism and Writing Dr Marie Oelgemoeller 
Politics & International Relations Dr Anna Hayes
Sociology Dr Theresa Petray

Bachelor of Arts Honours Application Form

Student Details
For existing or previous JCU students
NB: Use numeric values of 7 for HD, 6 for D, 5 for C, 4 for P, 1.5 for N and 0 for F.Please list exact GPA if known.
Campus *
Enrolment * NB: This can be changed during your program
Research Information
For example: Prizes & awards, previous research experience etc.
Please attach your most recent transcript.
All disciplines and topics vary, so you may omit some of the suggested questions but use these as a guide:
1. What is your research question?
2. What is your theoretical or conceptual perspective?
3. What is your methodology or approach to answering the research question?
4. What do you expect to use as key sources and/or data?
5. What new or interesting insights do you think you may be able to offer from your research?
6. You should include a reference list (not included in the 1-2 page limit).
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements but still want to be considered as a potential BA Honours student, please attach a further statement, plus two academic references supporting your application.