How to ace that BA Honours Degree


how to ace that ba honours degree

So you’ve already got your Bachelor of Arts but now you’re looking to take the next step with a BA Honours degree. Good on you for deciding to get an Honours. The hard work will definitely pay off when it comes to looking for a job. Before this can happen though, you’ll need to complete your honours programme with good results. How exactly do you ace a BA Honours degree? We’re breaking down our game plan for BA Honours domination below.

Be prepared

Before you embark on a BA Honours degree, it’s important that you understand that it’s not going to be on the same level as your undergrad. Many students are rattled by this once they get into the swing of things. Your undergrad qualification would have covered all surface levels of your desired faculty. The Honours side of things will take you to new learning heights. This is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, we see this as the perfect way to put existing knowledge to good use.

Keep your eye on the prize

When working on your honourary communication studies, have an end goal in sight and never take your eyes off of it. Let this be your motivation when you’re feeling down and losing the will to reach the finish line. If you’ve got dreams to work in corporate, advertising, media or government, keep your dream job front of mind whilst studying. It’ll keep that passion alive long after you’ve got your Honours in the bag.

Strike the right balance

We’ve all heard the stories of students studying towards an Honours who tend to drop out. Whilst we know it’s something to take seriously and that you’ll need to spend time learning, we’re telling you to strive for balance. When it comes to completing an Honours, you need to take time to relax, exercise, see friends, and do whatever you need to do to keep your head focused. If you don’t, you might become frustrated, burnt out or worse, alienate yourself from those closest to you. Education is important and - but balance is key.

Make sure you choose the right tertiary provider

When it’s a decision that impacts your future, you’ve got to make sure you choose the best. From our academic offerings to state-of- the-art campuses and student support, The IIE Varsity College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), can help take you further faster. For more on our IIE Bachelor of Arts Honours in Communication, please click here.