A number of people will assist you in your studies and we recommend that you take the time to identify your honours “community”; get to know the lines of communication and who you can turn to for guidance when you need it.
All students in the honours program have at least one supervisor. This relationship involves obligations on both parties. Your supervisor will assist you with advice, guidance and criticism and help you to achieve your personal academic goals.
The following guidelines are to assist you with what may be expected of your honours thesis.
The honours year is an apprenticeship in the training of researchers, and the thesis represents your first major effort in independent research and writing.
The due date for thesis submission in 2017 is Tuesday 31st October. All honours theses must be submitted to the College Student Office by 11.55pm on the due date.
Please be aware that assessment at honours level is both formal and informal. That is, you will receive an indication of your level of achievement in coursework as you complete it..
An extension of time for submission of coursework in the two core seminars is granted at the discretion of the lecturer in charge of the course.
Although fieldwork certainly is not expected, much less required, of honours students in the College of Asia and the Pacific, some students choose to undertake interviews or other forms of primary and/or in-country, field-based research involving human subjects.
Administratively, honours is a separate undergraduate program, taken after completion of a pass degree.The College’s honours program begins at the start of each first semester.