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:
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.
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.