Asian Studies - ASIABH4504

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of Humanities and Languages


Program: 4504 - Arts & Social Sciences (Hons)


Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (Honours)

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Stream Outline

The Honours program in Asian Studies requires the completion of 48 UOC (the equivalent of one year full-time study or two years part-time study).

The Honours program involves seminars and the completion of a research project or thesis. Students complete 18 UOC of coursework and 30 UOC of thesis/project. The thesis/project is a sustained research project which should be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, written in English.
Depending on the disciplinary nature of the Honours thesis, the nature of the courses the student has previously taken, and on constraints on student numbers in particular courses, students may be able to complete the 18 UOC of coursework either from the School of Humanities and Languages or from the School of Social Sciences.

Before enrolling in any Honours coursework courses, students must consult with and gain the approval of their Honours supervisor and the Asian Studies convenor for their coursework program. Approval will take into consideration the nature of the student’s Honours thesis, their previous experience in the relevant disciplines, and the capacity of the proposed courses.

Stream Structure

The stream consists of 48 UOC made up of two components:

Coursework courses (18 UOC)

Honours Thesis/Project (30 UOC)
Students complete a total of 30 UOC in thesis chosen from a combination of the following:

Sample Program

Full-time Honours (1 year)
Semester 1
Semester 2

Part-time Honours (2 years)
Year 1 Semester 1
Year 1 Semester 2
Year 2 Semester 1
Year 2 Semester 2

Study Levels

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