2020 Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Honours) | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Honours)

Abbreviation:

BCM(Hons)

UOW Course Code:

1709

CRICOS Code:

094793F

Total Credit Points:

48

Duration:

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Intake Session(s):

Autumn / Spring

Delivery Mode:

On-campus

Delivery Campus

Wollongong

Overview  

If you are doing, or have done particularly well in your Bachelor of Communication and Media degree, you should consider an Honours year. Your Bachelor of Communication and Media degree will have introduced you to a wide range of topics and problems, and an Honours project will enable you to explore these ideas in much greater depth. Honours research topics are various and negotiable. If you are really interested in a topic and want to find answers, you'll be encouraged and supported. 

From a potential employer's perspective, your ability to achieve a complex goal, meet deadlines, investigate independently, use resources effectively and write coherently are highly valued attributes.

The Honours year has a number of functions at UOW; as an in-depth project at the end of undergraduate study, and as a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research. It may also afford you the opportunity to explore future career options. Studying Honours teaches you: training in research skills and in information systems (archives, the Library, databases and electronic research networks); opportunity to practise articulating complex ideas orally and in writing; experience in working closely with a supervisor on a project and in preparing a major project to meet a deadline; and experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended argument or thesis. 

Areas of Study

Students may also undertake Joint Honours where two of the areas set out above can be combined, or when a discipline from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and Arts is combined with a discipline from another Faculty. Students who are intending to undertake Joint Honours should consult the Faculty Honours Co-ordinator.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of the areas of Media and Communication;
2 Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate information, problems, concepts and theories;
3 Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions;
4 Apply an advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to independently plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the Bachelor of Communication and Media (Honours), a candidate must successfully complete at least 48 credit points.  

The program consists of 50% coursework and 50% research work. The research component takes the form of a research thesis completed under the supervision of an academic.

Full-time Study

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
All three subjects:
LHA 401The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice12
BCM 470Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies Honours12
LHA 480Thesis (full-time)24

Part-time Study

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
All four subjects:
LHA 401The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice12
BCM 470Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies Honours12
LHA 482Thesis (Part-time)12
LHA 482Thesis (Part-time)12

Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject. To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Honours Guide and Code of Practice

The Honours Guide provides detailed information on all Honours courses and can be accessed from the Honours Programs page.

Students are advised to refer to the University's Code of Practice - Honours.

Grade of Honours

The Honours Grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1. For further information refer to the University's Coursework Rules.  

Other Information

For further information please email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 July, 2020