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Honours in Gender Studies & Social Analysis

Honours is generally a one-year qualification involving further study in a particular subject area.

It is a great way to investigate a subject area of interest in greater detail. It is recognised as a prestigious qualification that further develops research, writing and organisational skills. It also demonstrates your ability to undertake high-level study.

  • Why Study Honours?

    The honours year provides you with the opportunity to specialise in Gender Studies & Social Analysis (GSSA) or to combine more advanced studies within GSSA and another discipline (Joint Honours Program).

    An honours degree, or its equivalent, is a necessary qualification for anyone wishing to undertake postgraduate studies. It also develops marketable employment skills such as research and project management. The honours program consists of two separate components - advanced courses and a substantial piece of independent research in the form of an honours thesis (12,000 words). A member of the academic staff will individually supervise students in this task.

  • Prerequisites for entry into Honours

    Students wishing to take Honours must have completed an undergraduate degree with a major sequence in Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies (or equivalent) at credit level or better.

    Admission into Honours is at the discretion of the relevant Honours Coordinator, who will consider applications in view of the advice of the Discipline Committee.

  • How to Apply for Honours and Application Form

    Students who wish to apply to the Gender Studies & Social Analysis Honours Program can complete an application form online.

  • Who to Contact and Honours Handbook 2017

    Please contact Dr Pam Papadelos for more information or take a look at the 2018 Honours Handbook.


Department of Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies

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