Honours involves undertaking an additional year of study (or equivalent part-time) at the end of your bachelor's degree and incorporates a combination of coursework and a dissertation, although this may vary from school to school.

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is a rewarding program for high-achieving students, with honours taken as part of the four-year course. It features an intensive research focus, academic mentoring, extensive teamwork and communication skills development, an on-campus residency and support for an overseas study experience.

Note: The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) should not be confused with the Philosophy major, which can be undertaken as part of either a Bachelor of Arts (including Honours) or the Bachelor of Philosophy degree.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to your chosen honours course at UWA, you must successfully complete a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university, demonstrating a strong academic performance in the final-year units of the major you intend to undertake.

Your degree will normally need to be completed within seven years of your starting honours (depending on the course).

What can I study?

Find out which honours specialisations are currently on offer at UWA.
Other specialisations

The following courses are only available to re-enrolling students and certain current UWA students who are completing pre-2012 courses. Contact your Faculty Student Office to see if you're eligible to apply.