Honours is an extra year of study, usually undertaken immediately upon completing an undergraduate degree. It combines aspects of undergraduate study with postgraduate research.
Honours introduces advanced research training through the completion of a thesis, creative or practice-based research project. Honours degrees provide you with more intellectually challenging study at the highest level of training in undergraduate study.
Set Yourself Apart
Students undertake Honours for a variety of reasons including preparation for a research degree, improving their employment opportunities or to pursue a passion for advanced learning in their subject area.
Honours graduates possess heightened research, critical thinking and communication skills. Undertaking honours study also shows a willingness to challenge yourself and go beyond expectations.
Honours students have the opportunity to engage in specialised and extended research which is closely supervised by academics who are passionate about research and the development of new knowledge. Honours is also a pathway to postgraduate research degrees and study.
Honours study enables you to build on the foundations of your undergraduate degree and choose a research project that allows you to develop deeper understandings of your interests.