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Honours and undergraduate research

If you're looking to get more from your studies, honours and undergraduate research projects offer the perfect way to deepen your knowledge, or simply find out if a career in research is for you. Both are excellent ways to give yourself that extra edge in your chosen career.

Why study honours?

The honours course provides foundation skills in designing and undertaking research. For most 3 year degrees, honours requires an additional year of study. Some of our 4-year degrees offer honours integrated as part of the course.

An honours year normally consists of:

  • one semester's coursework study
  • preparing a research hypothesis and methodology
  • presenting the research results in a thesis.

Honours is ideal for recent graduates from bachelor degrees.

Deeper discipline knowledge

If you are part way through your undergraduate course and are interested in studying at a more detailed level, an honours year allows you to more deeply investigate a topic of interest.

First steps to a research career

For most students, honours provides a pathway to further higher degree research, including a PhD.

Honours courses

During your honours year, you will study and apply research techniques, which will give you an advantage in any research or professional career you choose.

Building and planning

Business

Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B
Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 009038B

Creative practice, communication and design

Education

Health and community

Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 061159E
Duration
1 year full-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 075798C

Law and justice

Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 020313F

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Duration
1 year full-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 017323G
Duration
1 year full-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 080486K
Duration
1 year full-time
1 year full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 080487J

Undergraduate research opportunities

Our Vacation Research Experience Scheme (VRES) gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work on a research project for approximately 6-10 weeks during the summer holidays. Participating in a research experience while you're studying your bachelor degree is an excellent opportunity to find out what's involved with research and whether it suits you.