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, it will also demonstrate to prospective employers a higher capacity for independent learning and research, along with enhanced problem-solving, critical thinking, independent learning and communication skills.
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?
Semester 2, 2016
Applications are now open!
To ensure you have time to submit your application please apply before 1 July 2016. This will ensure that you have enough time to enrol. Enrolments must be finalised by the first week of your course. Students applying for honours in Psychology must apply before 1 July 2016. This is due to honours in psychology being a quota restricted course and all applications must be submitted before offers can be finalised.
Not all specialisations are available for Semester Two commencement, including all Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Design (Honours) specialisations. Some specialisations can only be studied part-time in Semester 2. Please refer to your individual honours specialisation for more information.
How to apply