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 degree 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 the University or an approved UQ agent in your country.

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