HONOURS SUBJECT AREA
Medieval Studies seeks to encourage interdisciplinary study of the medieval period in Europe and adjacent Mediterranean cultures (c.500-1500): art, literature (Latin and vernacular), music, religion, philosophy, science, politics, and economic and social structures.
The honours year
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.
Workload and assessment
Honours in Medieval Studies consists of a thesis of 18000-20000 words and 6000-8000 words of written work, or it's equivalent, for each seminar. Each of the two seminars meets weekly for 2 hours, for one semester. The thesis is worth 60% of the final mark, and each seminar is worth 20%. While you will receive marks for all pieces of assessment, your academic transcripts will record only your final, overall Honours mark.
Related subject areas
Latin, Studies in Religion, Philosophy