Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Applied Language Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) provides a pathway for high achieving students, whose academic capabilities and potential would be well served by concentrating on research-based study leading to doctoral study.

Programme details

Programme code: AK3696
Level of study: 8
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year fulltime / 2 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018 / 16 July 2018

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts with a B+ grade average or higher in level 7 papers in the selected subject area for this degree, or equivalent.

Structure and content

You complete a research methods paper and papers in advanced theoretical studies, research methods and a supervised 60-point research dissertation that is relevant to your discipline.

The theoretical papers are from the Master of Arts. An individually designed reading paper may be chosen. You also undertake a supervised 60-point research dissertation.


Applicants must discuss their papers and intended study sequence with their programme leader before enrolling.

Applied Language Studies papers

LING810 Language Analysis
LING811 Language, Culture and Communication
CLSY800 Reading Paper
LING812 Discourse Analysis
ENMS802 Language in Virtual Worlds: Presence, Theory, Practice
TRIN802 Translation: A Critical Approach
TRIN801 Interpreting: A Critical Approach

Research papers

SOSC880 Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
SOSC881 Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
POLS880 Policy Research and Evaluation
SOSC884 Social Research, Design and Analysis
MAOR810 Research Methods and Indigenous Methodologies

The final paper is the 60-point honours dissertation, which provides the capstone to the degree.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be well placed for employment in areas requiring sound analytical and critical thinking, and research skills at a more advanced level than a bachelor’s degree.

  • First and second language education
  • Literacy development (school to workplace settings)
  • Research
  • Translation and/or interpreting.

Last updated: 16-May-2017 2.09pm

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