Honours is generally a one-year qualification taken after an undergraduate degree and involves further study in a particular discipline area.
In some areas, Honours is available as part of the final year of a four year undergraduate degree.
Honours is a great way to investigate a subject area of interest in greater detail. It is recognised as a prestigious qualification that further develops research, writing and organisational skills. It also demonstrates your ability to undertake high-level study.
To find out more about our Honours programs, visit Degree Finder.
Honours programs for 2013 will not be affected by the changes below.
The University has recognised that an Honours qualification can have multiple meanings and uses. Additionally, it is increasingly not considered a pathway for entry into research, both internationally and within Australia.
For these reasons, we are changing the focus of our Honours degrees. After 2014 a one year Honours program will no longer lead to direct entry into a PhD.
Between 2013 and 2015, the University will introduce the following new pathways to further study, tailored specifically to student needs:
To learn more about the upcoming changes, view the video below:
"The whole undergraduate program is structured in a way that has equipped me with the relevant knowledge to go through the honours degree. The honours degree is challenging due to the high demand of independent learning and research, from which I developed necessary skills to work in the industry."