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Media with Honours, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Coffs Harbour, Australia| Online
The Bachelor of Media with Honours offered at Southern Cross Universityis a separate fourth year of study that is undertaken following the successful completion of an undergraduate Media degree. 
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In addition to the skills and knowledge that graduates have developed in their undergraduate degree, the Media with Honours degree is highly regarded in providing advanced intellectual education in research, analysis and/or production.  It signifies a demonstrable ability in conducting research in Media studies. For media producers, it also demonstrates their ability to produce a significant work. As well as a completion point for tertiary study itself, Honours also represents the starting point for entry into postgraduate and academic research.

The Honours degree includes a unit in research methodology and management that assists students to conduct a significant research project on a topic of their interest. Generally this research project will be documented in a written thesis. Students undertaking a creative project will produce a creative work and a shorter thesis that discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the creative work. An Honours Supervisor will assist you at each stage of your project.

Prior to lodging an application, interested applicants must contact the Southern Cross University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic.


A key aim of the Honours degree is to provide graduates with research training and a range of lifelong learning skills. These skills have vocational relevance that varies depending on the professional field you wish to enter.

Adding Honours to an undergraduate degree is a useful qualification for:

  • Graduates to gain an edge for employment in vocational positions as Honours demonstrates their ability to successfully design and complete a significant research and/or production project;
  • Gaining entry into graduate programs such as the Public Service graduate program, for which Honours is often a requirement; and
  • Honours is the best pathway for those wishing to undertake a PhD, which is generally required for an academic or research-oriented career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Honours research introductions
  • Research paradigms and methodologies
  • Scholarly traditions in arts and social sciences
  • Research practices and ethics
  • Research management
  • Research proposal and outline
  • Artist research
  • Analysing text and talk
  • Ethnographic strategies
  • Work-in-progress seminar
  • Applied research: Quantitative methods, evaluation research and action research
  • Historical research method

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year. 
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications.  

Tuition Fee

  • Commonwealth supported


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