Continue your undergraduate studies to an advanced level by focusing on a major area of study.

  1. Honours at UWA
  2. Entry requirements
  3. What can I study?
  4. Application dates
  5. How to apply

Honours at UWA

Honours involves undertaking an additional year of study (or equivalent part-time) at the end of your bachelor's degree, and incorporates a combination of coursework and a dissertation, although this may vary from school to school.

Your honours study will enable you to develop your knowledge and skills as an independent researcher under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in your chosen area.

Successfully completing an honours degree will not only prepare you for higher-degree study at master’s and PhD level, but will demonstrate to prospective employers a higher capacity for independent learning and research, along with enhanced problem-solving, critical thinking, independent learning and communication skills.

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is a challenging program for high-achieving students, with honours taken as part of the four-year course. It features an intensive research focus, academic mentoring, extensive teamwork and communication skills development, an on-campus residency and support for an overseas study experience.

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) should not be confused with the Philosophy major, which can be undertaken as part of either a Bachelor of Arts (including Honours) or the Bachelor of Philosophy degree.

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Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to your chosen honours course at UWA, you must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university, demonstrating a strong academic performance in the final-year units of the major you intend to undertake.

Your degree will normally need to have been completed within the seven years prior to commencement (depending on the course).

What can I study?

Find out which honours specialisations are currently on offer at UWA:

Application Deadlines for Semester 1 2017

Applications Close
30 November 2016

Business Specialisations

(Accounting, Finance, Economics, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Work and Employment Relations)

20 January 2017 
 All other specialisations 3 February 2017

How to Apply

  1. If you haven't already, contact the school in which you're interested. Many schools have honours coordinators who can advise you on supervision and entry requirements. Please note: Some honours courses require you to arrange supervision before your application is approved. You are advised to contact your school if you are unsure if this is required.
  2. Apply online via the University's Online Application System (OASys) during the applicable application period as mentioned above.
  3. Submit your original or properly certified copies of your academic transcripts to Admissions as soon as possible. Note: UWA students are not required to submit copies of your transcripts.
  4. You will also have to present satisfactory evidence of your citizenship or residence status and English Language Competence. Most applicants will meet English Language Competence by successful completion of a Bachelor degree in Australia or other English speaking country.
  5. You will be notified by Admissions of the outcome of your application as soon as practicable. Your letter of offer will include the information you need to complete your enrolment.

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