Your honours degree

An honours degree from Murdoch allows you to engage in specialised and extended research through advanced study.


Depending on your area of study, Honours can be completed by undertaking:

  • an additional 24 credit points to your Undergraduate degree – for example, Bachelor of Arts Honours in History
  • a Bachelor course with embedded Honours (total 92 credit points) – for example, Bachelor of Engineering Honours in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering
  • a combined course with embedded Honours (total 120 credit points) – for example, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Criminology.

No matter which way you complete your honours, you will need to complete a minimum of:

  • a 12 credit point dissertation
  • 3 credit points in research training.

Program of study

If you are completing honours through an additional 24 credit points to your Undergraduate degree, you will need to develop an Honours project and program of study which are individual and distinctive.

You will be involved in drafting your Honours program of study, which details:

  • thesis topic area
  • length
  • production component
  • submission date and supervisor(s)
  • details of any coursework including credit points value
  • enrolment option
  • method(s) of assessment
  • when each Honours component will be taken.

Your program of study will need to be approved by the Dean of Research, following recommendation by the appropriate Honours Sub-Committee, by the end of the third week of your first semester of Honours.

A copy of the approved program of study will be sent to you, the supervisor(s) of your thesis, and to the supervisor(s) of any individualised components.

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