We have recently completed a review of the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) (BAdvHum(Hons)) and have made some changes to this program for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021

Some of the changes were made to standardise aspects of UQ undergraduate programs. Other changes were made to ensure that we have a sustainable suite of program, plan and course offerings. When viewing the course list on the Programs and Courses website, you can change which year you are viewing using the dropdown box near the top right of the list to compare the 2021 BAdvHum(Hons) with the pre-2021 program.

As a continuing student, your choice of plans (Majors, Extended Majors) will determine to what extent you are affected by these changes, but please be assured that you will be able to complete the plans you have commenced and you will not be affected by any substantive change to the structure of the program as a whole.

We are here to help you plan your enrolment for 2021.

1. What is changing in 2021 for the BAdvHum(Hons)?

  • Three Extended Majors— Drama, Mathematics, Studies in Religion—have been discontinued (see section 4)
  • There are changes to the courses lists for some plans - a number of courses have been discontinued but there are also new or redesigned courses
  • The course list terminology of gateway, cornerstone and capstone has been replaced by a new look course list with less jargon
  • There are increased Level 3 course requirements in Majors and Extended Majors

Overview of the changes for the BAdvHum(Hons) program

2020 Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) [64 units] 

2021 Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) [64 units] 

Part A  - 8 units

Core courses – 8 units

Part B -24 units

Including (i) a Major; or (ii) an Extended Major


Plans - 24 units

  • 16 units for a Major and 8 units from the Plans section; or
  • 24 units for an Extended Major

Electives – 14 units

from part B and/or any other course list;

Electives – 14 units

14 units from the Plans section and/or other undergraduate course list(s)

18 units

from either— (i) part C; or (ii) part D

Thesis Research Courses or Project Research Courses - 18 units

thesis research courses or project research courses

  • 9 Majors
  • 10 Extended Majors
  • 9 Majors
  • 7 Extended Majors

At least 40 units of courses at Level 2 or higher.

Can complete no more than 24 units of courses at Level 1