Admission to the fourth year Honours program is available to  students after the completion of the Bachelor of Arts, if they have obtained a GPA of 5.5 in the relevant major or extended major (with a minimum requirement of 16 units).  Entry to Honours programs is open to students from other universities who have graduated and who satisfy equivalent entry qualifications (level of language study, relevance of other courses, standard of pass, etc.). 

Honours students are able to continue in-depth study of their particular specialisation, and write a major research paper on a specific topic. Honours focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills students acquire during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilizing those skills in a sustained and purposeful way in conducting independent research. Apart from content knowledge, employers value the reliability and capacity for independent work, and the skill at writing substantial reports, which are demonstrated by successful completion of Honours.
The main aims of the Honours year are:
  • to enable students to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree;
  • to enhance students' capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation; and
  • to train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career.
Students considering enrolling in Honours should seek an interview with the coordinator of the Honours program prior to enrolling.
The honours program combines common courses taught across the school, with discipline-specific courses.
You can find more detailed information on the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) via the Programs and Courses website.
Domestic Students:
To enrol in honours, please fill in an application for Postgraduate Coursework and submit it to the Honours coordinator in the School.  You must also submit an Honours Study Plan  for approval with your Honours application.
International Students:
Please fill in the International Student Application for Graduate Coursework Studies   
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) section

Checklist for Submission of Honours Dissertations

Your thesis must include certain information and content to be considered for marking.

Honours course structure

Honours Thesis Assessment Policy

Procedures and deadlines.

Marking Criteria

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