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.
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 2020||10 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.
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.