Completing an honours project allows you to demonstrate to potential employers that you are:
It is also a necessary step to postgraduate research.
We host an annual Student Research Conference where honours students are able to present their research to academics, industry representatives and other research students.
Honours is a final, usually fourth, year of study: you continue to focus on your major subjects while developing research, time-management, problem-solving, communication and other useful skills.
To be eligible, you must achieve at least a 65 per cent weighted average in the Level 3 units in the major in which you intend to undertake honours.
Honours is usually a combination of coursework and dissertation, although this may vary from school to school. You can find more information on this in the Undergraduate Handbook.
Current and previously enrolled UWA students apply for honours online through Student Connect (except for Psychology students who should consult the School of Psychology for further information).
Students who have not been previously enrolled at UWA must apply through the Admissions Centre.
Each of our schools offers a variety of choices to students who are interested in doing honours projects. The lists of honours topics here are not exhaustive; contact the relevant school for more details.