Honours study develops your knowledge and skills as an independent researcher under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in your chosen area.

Why study an honours degree?

Successfully completing an honours degree not only prepares you for higher-degree study at master’s and PhD level, but demonstrates to prospective employers a higher capacity for independent learning and research, along with enhanced problem-solving, critical thinking, independent learning and communication skills.

How to apply for honours

Average starting salaries

UWA graduates have a 98% graduate employment rate and are among the highest paid in the country. 

52 k $

Bachelor of Science (Honours)


Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

The course structure at UWA is flexible and could be easily personalised to suit my interests. The opportunity to collaborate with other students and researchers in the School of Psychology has provided me with invaluable research experience. India Kelsall-Foreman, Bachelor of Science (Honours) student

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to your chosen honours course at UWA, you must:

  • successfully complete a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a recognised university, demonstrating a strong academic performance in the final-year units of the major you intend to undertake
  • ensure you confirm the specific entry requirements for your chosen honours specialisation

Your degree will normally need to be completed within seven years of your starting honours (depending on the course).

What can I study?

Find out which honours specialisations are currently on offer at UWA.

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is a rewarding program for high-achieving students, with honours taken as part of the four-year course. It features an intensive research focus, academic mentoring, extensive teamwork and communication skills development, an on-campus residency and support for an overseas study experience.

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) should not be confused with the Philosophy major, which can be undertaken as part of either a Bachelor of Arts (including Honours) or the Bachelor of Philosophy degree.