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All departments in the School of Humanities offer an Honours program. An Honours program is a fourth year of an undergraduate degree.

Honours is a specialist qualification that is the culmination of a course of studies in a department.

Why Study Honours

Whatever the anticipated outcome, an Honours year is an immensely rewarding experience: It offers an opportunity of working closely with teachers and students in small groups, quite unlike those that you will normally have encountered in your earlier years at university. It opens up opportunities for further research in a postgraduate program or for professional practice in some disciplines.

Honours graduates have a well-recognised edge over students with a Bachelor degree: employers appreciate the advanced training in research and analysis. An Honours degree is also a necessary qualification for anyone wishing to undertake postgraduate studies by research.

The following departments offer Honours:

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Further Information

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