Honours is a fourth year of study following the completion of a Bachelors degree. It provides an opportunity to develop and refine research skills, and to engage in more specialised advanced study.
For many students, it provides a bridge between undergraduate study and enrolment in research based higher degrees, such as Masters by research or PhD. For others, it is a valuable addition to a resume, identifying the attainment of skills in sustained independent work of a high standard.
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)
A Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research) is similar to Honours, but has slightly lower entry requirements
In the School of Applied Media & Social Sciences, Honours and PGDipArts (Research) can be studied either on- or off-campus with either a full or a part-time study load. Full-time students complete Honours or a PGDipArts (Research) in 1 year, while part-time students complete their work over two years.
In Honours or a PGDipArts (Research), students complete two coursework units, plus a thesis of approximately 15000 words, in their chosen discipline.
Disciplines available (on-campus and off-campus)
- Australian Indigenous Studies
- Community Welfare & Counselling
- Cognitive Science
- Criminal Justice
- Psychological Studies