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Why enrol for the degree with Honours?

The purpose of an Honours degree is to enable students of high calibre to spread their wings by undertaking serious research and further coursework in a chosen field of study for an additional year of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The Honours degree provides students with the opportunity to refine their analytical skills and research techniques while significantly expanding employment and study options. A bachelor degree with Honours is both a prestigious qualification in its own right and also the most effective means of qualifying for higher degree work at Masters and PhD level.

At ANU we welcome Honours applicants from other universities in Australia or overseas. Normally an Honours program involves both course work elements (typically two or more courses during the year) and a substantial piece of written work (typically 12,000-15,000 words) in consultation with a supervisor.

In their Honours year students studying a humanities topic are able to take advantage of the wide range of expert knowledge and research available through the all areas of the College, including the Research School of Humanites.

Staff research interests.

Further information about the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Initial enquiries about honours in Humanities at ANU should be emailed to the relevant Convenor.


Updated: 5 October 2010/ Responsible Officer:  CASS External Relations / Page Contact:  CASS External Relations