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Honours is a specialised year of study that allows you to draw together the theory and practical skills gained in previous undergraduate studies and develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular discipline through research and additional course work.
At Deakin you can attain an honours qualification in one of two ways.
These honours awards will provide you with significant experience and exciting opportunities 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.
Honours programs comprise a combination of specialised coursework, training in research methods, and a research project culminating in a written thesis. Your research project will be individually supervised by a highly qualified and experienced staff member and provides the opportunity for you to make a contribution to knowledge and wider debates in your discipline.
Honours will provide a great opportunity to complement and expand the first three year-levels of your undergraduate degree. It provides you with the opportunity to refine your analytical and research skills while expanding employment and study options.
Prospective employers regard honours as a significant extra achievement. It is also the best way of qualifying for higher degree work at masters and PhD level.
The honours program will provide you with several significant benefits:
Read some honours student profiles to see how a specialised year of study can boost your career opportunities.
In order to be considered for admission to an honours degree, applicants must have completed the requirements of an undergraduate degree or equivalent, with a high level of achievement. Students generally undertake an honours program in their undergraduate major sequence or a related area.
You can apply for Honours (research based) via the Deakin Applicant Portal.
You should also contact the relevant Faculty Student Support Office or Honours Co-ordinator to find out if you need to submit a proposed thesis topic or referee details with your application.
A variety of honours programs are available at Deakin.
Faculty of Arts and Education
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Health
*for current undergraduate students interested in honours please contact your School Enrolment Officer.
Faculty of Science and Technology
Honours are available for the following as part of the undergraduate program: