Bachelor of Arts (Honours) — Social Sciences

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

Structure and content

Students complete papers in advanced theoretical studies, relevant to their discipline and a research methods paper. An individually designed reading paper may be chosen. Students also undertake an individually supervised 60-point research dissertation.


Social Sciences papers (30 points):

SOSC882 Advanced Social Theory
CLSY800 Reading paper (enrolment subject to programme leader approval)

Research Methodology papers (30 points):

SOSC884 Social Research and Design and Analysis
MAOR810 Research Methods and Indigenous Methodologies
CLSY897 Dissertation

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.

  • Human resources manager
  • Personnel recruiter
  • Corporate communicator
  • Human and customer services
  • Marketing or social research
  • Policy analyst.

Last updated: 24-Jan-2018 12.53pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.