Course Detail

Bachelor of Arts with Honours


Build on your successes in the Bachelor of Arts by completing Honours to enhance essential employability skills in research, critical evaluation, problem-solving and oral and written communication.

Honours combines coursework and research in your chosen study area. The coursework component focuses on advanced knowledge in your specialisation while developing essential employability skills in research, problem-solving and oral and written communication. For the research component, you'll be mentored by La Trobe's expert staff to complete a thesis in your chosen field. You can also choose a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two study areas for a broad-ranging qualification.

By graduating with Honours, you'll not only gain an edge in an increasingly competitive job market, you'll also have the opportunity to advance to further coursework or research at Master's level or, for high achievers, direct entry into a PhD.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.


More than simply consolidating the knowledge gained from your undergraduate degree, Honours develops your abilities in research and enhances other essential employability skills, giving you a career-ready edge in today's competitive job market.

Honours is also the best foundation for a postgraduate coursework degree, a higher degree by research or a career in academia. Complete the Honours program with distinction, and you could qualify for entry into the Masters by Research. If you're a high achiever, you could gain direct entry into a PhD.

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.0/6.0

  • Scholarship: No

  • Tuition Fee: AUS $29,800 per year

Admission Requirements

Academic entry requirement

70% in Bachelor degree