Honours

Why study Honours?

Honours provides you with skills that are highly sought after by employers. Specifically you will obtain advanced training in research design and methods, gain experience in conducting independent research and gain advanced communication skills. Students who do very well during their honours year may be eligible to go onto a research higher degree (Master or PhD).

What does Honours involve? 

Honours is a fourth year of study following completion of your undergraduate degree. During this fourth year you complete:

  • Advanced course work in research design, theory, and cross disciplinary communication (50%)
  • Independent research on a topic of your choosing and a thesis (50%)

The honours program teaches:

  • critical analysis
  • advanced research methods
  • incisive reading skills
  • improved communication skills
  • improved interpersonal skills
  • independent learning
  • how to plan, research and produce a substantial project

To learn more about honours you are encouraged to attend the information session that is held in September or to make an appointment with the honours coordinator. During this session students are given more information about the honours year and the School's expectations of students.

NB. HONOURS APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A COMPLETED EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM (INCLUDING THESIS PROPOSAL) AND STUDY PLAN. Please see the Honours - How to apply page for further information.

Applying for Honours

Honours Preparation Sessions

Information for current Honours students

Research Funding

Contact us

For all enquiries regarding Honours study, please contact: student.socsci@uq.edu.au

The Coordinator for Honours in 2017 is Associate Professor Jon Prangnell.

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