1. Choose your program

If you seek to be challenged intellectually, value independent thinking and have a passion for a particular field of study, an honours degree may be the right choice for you.

At UQ you can apply to undertake honours in one of two ways.

Research-based honours

Choose a one-year bachelor honours degree after graduating from a bachelor degree in the same discipline. A specialised year of study that allows you to draw together theory and practical skills, studying a one-year bachelor honours degree will, in many cases, be the first opportunity you get to undertake your own research.

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On-course honours


Choose a four-year (or more) bachelor honours degree that has honours embedded within the program. This type of honours award allows you to develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular discipline through research and additional coursework, and all students graduate with honours without having to complete an additional year of study.

Students completing a Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning, and Bachelor of Social Work may apply to change to the corresponding on-course honours program at some point during their programs.

All our honours programs satisfy research training requirements to prepare you to progress to a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

 Applying for on-course bachelor honours degree

Applications for on-course bachelor honours degrees are submitted through QTAC. Please refer to Applying for undergraduate study.

Learn more about the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and the difference between honours programs.

If you’re not sure about something, or you just want some advice and 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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