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:


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 2023 Honours and Masters guide.

2023 CASS Honours Thesis Due Dates
Semester 1, 2023 thesis is due 5:00PM, Monday 22nd May 2023
Semester 2, 2023 thesis is due 5:00PM, Monday 23rd October 2023

All forms (including for Honours) can be found here

Recording of Honours Induction afternoon 




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

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