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.
Who can apply?
At ANU we welcome Honours applicants from other universities in Australia or overseas.
What does it involve?
In their Honours year, students sit in on two Advanced courses (chosen from Advanced Ethical & Political Philosophy, Advanced Analytic philosophy and Advanced Continental Philosophy) and regular upper-level courses. They may also write an essay based on a reading group. In addition they write a sub-thesis of 12 - 15,000 words (in consultation with a supervisor). The final mark is based on three essays and a thesis.
A unique attraction of studying Philosophy at ANU is the possibility of interaction with the research culture of the School of Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS). The school puts on numerous reading groups, and Honours students may write their long essays based on attendance at such groups.
For information about Honours in Philosophy in 2013, please contact Dr Brian Garrett, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For details on how to apply: College of Arts and Social Science Honours
For information on scholarship opportunities: Honours Scholarship information