1. Choose your program

If you want to be challenged intellectually and make a contribution to your field, an honours degree may be the right choice for you.

At UQ you can undertake honours in one of two ways:

One-year honours programs

You can apply for a one-year honours program after you graduate from a bachelor's degree in the same discipline.

One-year honours programs are a specialised year of study designed to expand your understanding of your discipline and your capacity for research.

Studying a one-year honours degree will, in many cases, be the first opportunity you get to undertake your own research.

On-course honours

Some four-year (or more) programs have honours embedded within their structure.

On-course honours lets you develop in-depth knowledge of your academic discipline through research and additional coursework.

All students in an on-course honours program graduate with honours without having to apply for an additional year of study.

To apply for on-course honours, please see information under Applying for Undergraduate Study – don't follow the instructions on this page. 

If you’re not sure about something, or you want more information about honours study, please contact us.

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Dictionary of UQ Terminology

What does that mean?

When you come to university you will hear a lot of new terms: here is an explanation of some of them.

Dictionary of UQ Terminology

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