Faculty of Business and Law

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Business and Law honours programs.

Expand your career options and create pathways into further study. Honours is a specialised year of study that allows you to draw together the theory and practical skills gained in your undergraduate studies and develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular discipline through research and additional course work.

Honours awards provides you with exciting opportunities and experiences to expand your skill base before moving onto employment or postgraduate study. It is also the standard (and shortest) pathway for entry into research degrees.

The Faculty has highly skilled researchers with many years of supervision experience and a broad range of expertise in academic and industry research. We offer an encouraging and supportive environment and opportunities for staff and students to interact at various gatherings throughout the year.

Our Honours programs

Faculty of Business and Law has two types of Honours programs in On-course and Research-based Honours -

On-course honours award
This type of Honours award recognises outstanding achievement in a bachelor degree program of four or more years which has an embedded honours component. For more information please visit the School of Law website.

Research-based honours award
Recognises high achieving students that have successfully completed an undergraduate bachelor degree, followed by an additional year of full-time study, or its equivalent, that involves research and research training.

The program consists of 8 credit points

  • 4 credit points - coursework units which provide research training
  • 4 credit points - research project

We offer research-based honours in these disciplines:

The benefits of studying Honours

The honours program will provide you with several significant benefits:

  • enhance employment prospects by developing skills that employers seek
  • work closely with a senior researcher and their research group
  • learn advanced research techniques and processes
  • gain advanced knowledge in a particular discipline
  • pathway to PhD or other research degree
  • personal satisfaction with your achievements
  • opportunity to undertake a substantial and original research project

We welcome applications from outside Deakin.

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12th November 2013