About honours courses
What is honours?
An honours course is a research-based program devoted to a research project. It is the first step towards a career in research, and a unique opportunity for students to explore their research potential.
You’ll work independently on a research project of interests to you, under the supervision of an academic in the Faculty.
You’ll gain advanced scientific knowledge, learn to plan, organise and find solutions, work independently and communicate your ideas and results to your peers, the scientific community and the general public.
How is honours assessed?
You’ll be examined through presentation of a thesis and may be required to take a prescribed subject in research methodology or any subject deemed necessary by your supervisor.
When does honours start?
Attendance patterns vary, as you work independently. Honours programs usually commence in March. However, mid-year intake can be accommodated, if both the student and supervisor agree to this arrangement.
Am I eligible?
You can complete an honours course either in full-time or equivalent in part-time. Students who have fulfilled all the requirements of a relevant bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualification, with at least a credit average in the final two-thirds of their undergraduate study are eligible to apply for an honours course.
An honours degree is also a springboard into a PhD because graduates can progress into their PhD studies after completing their honours degree.