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Why enrol for the degree with Honours?

The purpose of an Honours degree is to enable students of high calibre to spread their wings by undertaking serious research and further coursework in a chosen field of study for an additional year of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

The Honours degree provides students with the opportunity to refine their analytical skills and research techniques while significantly expanding employment and study options. A bachelor degree with Honours is both a prestigious qualification in its own right and also the most effective means of qualifying for higher degree work at Masters and PhD level.

While there is no specific Honours school in Indigenous Studies, those students who wish  to pursue Honours on an indigenous topic should undertake Honours within their primary disciplinary area and choose an indigenous topic for the thesis component.

At ANU we welcome Honours applicants from other universities in Australia or overseas. Normally an Honours program involves both course work elements (typically two or more courses during the year) and a substantial piece of written work (typically 12,000-15,000 words) in consultation with a supervisor.

In their Honours year students studying an indigenous topic are able to take advantage of the wide range of expert knowledge and research available through the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the School of Archaeology & Anthropology, the School of Art, the School of Music, the School of Language Studies; the and the Fenner School of Environment and Society in the College of Science.

Further information about the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Initial enquiries about honours in indigenous studies at ANU should be emailed to the Convenor.

Updated: 27 February 2014/ Responsible Officer:  CASS External Relations / Page Contact:  CASS External Relations