A Bachelor degree with Honours is the most effective means of qualifying for higher degrees (PhD or MPhil) in the future. Working closely with your supervisor, you will complete an additional year of your degree, focusing on one of your majors. You will study further advanced coursework and write a thesis on a research topic of your choice.
Honours programs are comprised of 48 units and are normally taken over two semesters. With approval, you can take Honours part time over four semesters.
Honours is combined with the undergraduate CASS degree (or equivalent) that you graduated with. Information regarding the different honours programs, including entry requirements, can be found at the following links:
More information about Honours is available in the 2017 Honours and Masters Guide.
Honours application deadline
Students wishing to commence Honours in Semester 1 2017 must submit their application by Monday 31st October 2016. See the Honours forms section below for the relevant application forms.
You will write a thesis on a research topic of your choice under your convenor's supervision. Disciplines available for supervison are:
|Arabic and Islamic Studies||
Archaeology & Anthropology
|Visual Arts, Design Arts||
Literature, Languages and Linguistics
|History||Politics & International Relations||Psychology|
|Australian Indigenous studies||Environment and Population health||Applied Economics||
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) specialisation(s) available, subject to meeting the entry requirements, to each Bachelor of Arts major can be found on the Honours Specialisations page.
How is Honours assessed?
In all programs weighting is allocated to both coursework and research thesis components. Coursework involves 24 units of advanced level coursework courses and a 50% or above weighted thesis (18,000–20,000 words).
You can find the honours online application and other useful forms here.