Students wishing to enrol in honours must meet the listed entry requirements as per Courses and Programs. Individual discipline/program entry requirements are as follows:

1. Anthropology

To enter Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Anthropology students must:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, with a single major in anthropology; with a GPA of 5.0 or higher for anthropology and archaeology courses (calculated using the highest #16 units);
  • have a well-developed research proposal and the agreement of an academic in anthropology to act as supervisor;
  • meet the application deadlines.

NB: Students should note that an extended major is useful, though not necessary, for enrolment in anthropology honours.

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2. Archaeology

To enter Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Archaeology students must:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, with an extended major in archaeology; with a GPA of 5.0 or higher for anthropology and archaeology courses (calculated using the highest #24 units);
  • have a well-developed research proposal and the agreement of an academic in archaeology to act as supervisor;
  • meet the application deadline.
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3. Criminology

To enter Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology students must:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, with a single major in criminology or equivalent; with a GPA of 5.0 or higher for criminology and sociology courses (calculated using the highest #16 units);
  • have a well-developed research proposal and the agreement of an academic in criminology to act as supervisor;
  • meet the application deadline.

NB: Students should note that an extended major is useful, though not necessary, for enrolment in criminology honours. Also, students wishing to undertake honours are strongly encouraged to take one or both of the two advanced methods courses – SOCY3039 Applied Quantitative Research and SOCY3329 Advanced Issues in Qualitative Research – during their third year of study

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4. Sociology

To enter Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology students must:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent, with a single major in sociology or equivalent; with a GPA of 5.0 or higher for sociology and criminology courses (calculated using the highest #16 units);
  • have a well-developed research proposal and the agreement of an academic in sociology to act as supervisor;
  • meet the application deadline.

NB: Students should note that an extended major is useful, though not necessary, for enrolment in sociology honours. Also, students wishing to undertake honours are strongly encouraged to take one or both of the two advanced methods courses – SOCY3039 Applied Quantitative Research and SOCY3329 Advanced Issues in Qualitative Research – during their third year of study

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5. Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)

To enter Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) students must:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Social Science or equivalent; with a GPA of 5.0 or higher advanced core, and advanced major courses;
  • have a well-developed research proposal and the agreement of an academic in the School of Social Science to act as supervisor;
  • meet the application deadline.

NB: Students may be supervised in their honours research project by supervisors in other schools, including Political Science and International Studies; Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work; or Social Science, the Institute of Social Science Research or one of the many UQ Research Centres that involve social science research such as the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute; the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (QADREC); the Rotary Centre for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution; the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining; and the Centre for Communication and Social Change. In such cases, joint supervision will be organised across the relevant school/discipline and the Centre at which the study is being undertaken.

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6. Archaeological Science

To enter Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Archaeology students must:

  • have completed a BSc (or equivalent) with an overall GPA of 4 and a GPA of at least 4.5 over #8 of late year courses from the Archaeological Science course list;
  • have a well-developed research proposal and the agreement of an academic in Archaeology to act as supervisor;
  • meet the application deadline.
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7. International Inequality and Development

To enter Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) in International Inequality and Development, students must:

  • have completed a Bachelor of International Studies, with a single major in International Inequality and Development; with a GPA of 5.0 or higher for courses within the major;
  • have a well-developed research proposal and the agreement of an academic to act as supervisor;
  • meet the application deadline.
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