UWA Handbook 2017


If you have enjoyed your undergraduate course and wish to excel in your chosen field or pursue further study at postgraduate level, consider applying for honours. Honours involves undertaking an additional year of study at the end of your three-year bachelor's degree course.

An honours program involves one year of full-time study (or equivalent) and includes both research and coursework components. It comprises the equivalent of eight Level 4 units, normally including a dissertation of approximately 15,000 words (equal to four Level 4 units) which is completed over two consecutive semesters.1

Honours students conduct a research project, developing valuable skills in advanced problem solving, critical thinking, independent learning and communication that are highly regarded by employers and important for further academic study.

You may apply to undertake an honours course in any discipline or field of study in which you have completed a major (either as a degree-specific major or as a second major).

The following honours courses are available to current UWA students as well as students who have completed their undergraduate course at another university:

1 Honours programs for different disciplines may vary. See your assigned Student Office for more details.

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Students enrolled in the four-year Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course will undertake honours as part of their course structure. Advanced training in research and communication skills commences in the first year of the course.