Information on how to apply for Honours at the College of Arts and Social Sciences can be found here.

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:

Bachelor of Archaeological Practice (Honours)

Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Classical Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of Criminology (Honours)

Bachelor of Design Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Design (Honours)

Bachelor of Development Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of European Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of International Relations (Honours)

Bachelor of Languages (Honours)

Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Bachelor of Policy Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of Political Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours)

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

PhB students should check the  enrolment requirements listed under their specialisation on the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) page.

More information about Honours is available in the 2021 Honours and Masters Guide.

2021 CASS Honours and Master’s (Advanced) Thesis Due Dates
Semester 1, 2021 thesis is 5:00PM, Monday 24th May 2021
Semester 2, 2021 thesis is 5:00PM, Monday 25 October 2021

All forms (including for Honours) can be found here





Contact your honours convener or the CASS Student Office for guidance on Honours.
E students.cass@anu.edu.au
T 6125 2898

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