Take Your Learning to New Heights

Studying Honours at UNSW School of Social Sciences opens a world of multidisciplinary opportunities for students to develop their research skills. Guided by leading academics who are passionate about research and researcher development, you’ll learn how to produce innovative research and participate in contemporary debates

Why Study Honours?

Independent research is a transformative opportunity and is the first step to becoming a disciplinary expert in your field of study. Undertaking an Honours degree at UNSW gives you the ability to develop valuable insights and make an impactful contribution to a specific field of knowledge.

As one of the top-performing research universities in the world, UNSW Honours students pursue exciting, original research under the expert guidance of leading research staff. Our alumni have published their theses' in highly-recognised national and international journals.

An Honours degree is also the traditional gateway to postgraduate research, such as a Masters by Research and a PhD, if you're interested in specialising further in your chosen field of study.

What’s Involved in an Honours Degree?

Studying Honours at UNSW is a separate degree program that combines features of both undergraduate-style study and postgraduate research. It's a unique opportunity to develop your research skills and deepen your understanding in your major field of study.

The School of Social Sciences offers the following Honour programs:


If you have any questions, please contact the Honours Program Coordinator.

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