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What is honours?

An honours degree is your transition from undergraduate studies to higher degree studies or into the workforce. It’s a prestigious qualification for the best students, proving your ability to pursue a doctorate or other graduate degree, and demonstrating to future employers your advanced research, organisational and communication skills.

The honours program at the College of Asia and the Pacific gives you the opportunity to show what you can do as a researcher, thinker and writer. As an honours student, you will have more autonomy and responsibility for your own intellectual development than in your undergraduate studies, participating in academic seminars and completing a research thesis on a topic of your own choosing.

You can complete the honours program in one year full-time, or over one-and-a-half years part-time.

  Download the 2022 Asia Pacific honours guide [PDF, 1.5MB ] for detailed information on Honours.


Am I eligible?

Entry requirements for the Asia Pacific Studies and Asia Pacific Security honours programs.

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How to apply

A guide to the application process and writing your honours research proposal.

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How is honours assessed?

Your thesis, compulsory seminars and the workload for your honours year.

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Honours resources

Writing your thesis, working with your supervisor, key dates, extensions, fieldwork rules & admin.

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Honours contacts

Your key contacts in the honours community.

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