Take your studies to the next level with this one-year Honours degree. Suitable for high achieving students upon completion of an undergraduate pass degree in Arts, International Studies or Social Research and Policy, the Honours year will further develop your analytical and research skills in your chosen discipline of study.

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Entry requirements

Students must have completed the UNSW Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of International Studies or Bachelor of Social Research and Policy or other recognised Level 7 qualification with a major in a stream offered in the program. Students in a dual degree must have completed 144 UOC including all requirements for the Arts, International Studies or Social Research and Policy component. Entry to Honours requires a WAM of 70 or higher (or equivalent) in the stream(s) seeking to be further studied. It is subject to resources and the approval of the Head of School in which the stream(s) is/are based.

The conferral of the honours degree for dual degree students is subject to students completing all requirements of the dual degree. Students who subsequently withdraw from their dual degree after the completion of honours will only be conferred the honours degree if they have met all requirements for the single degree.

How to apply

Students intending to apply to the Honours program must first discuss their eligibility and study program with the Honours Convenor in the relevant school prior to submitting an application.

All applications are to be submitted to UNSW Apply Online.

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