Why do an Honours year?
Many students take Honours to push themselves intellectually and explore a particular topic that interests them. Honours requires and fosters independent thinking, project management and academic engagement. Studying Honours in our Graduate Centre offers students a unique opportunity to develop these skills intensively as part of a small and highly engaged cohort.
Honours is one of the most common pathways into research higher degrees, and can be a first step in preparing for an academic career.
An Honours degree is also an attractive credential for those seeking employment in the public or private sector, as it offers students the opportunity to further develop their analytical and research skills. It is particularly highly regarded in some parts of the Australian public sector as it demonstrates a capacity for high-level independent thinking and research.