Honours offers you the opportunity to continue in-depth study of your area of specialisation, and write a major research paper on a specific topic. Honours focuses on developing and consolidating the knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilizing those skills in a sustained and purposeful way in conducting independent research. Apart from content knowledge, employers value the reliability and capacity for independent work, and the skill at writing substantial reports, which are demonstrated by successful completion of Honours.

Honours study is available as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons), and in the following fields of study within the school:
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Linguistics
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Why choose

  • to enable students to pursue further study in one specialist area in more depth than is possible with a pass degree;
  • to enhance students' capacity for independent research and to acquire research skills appropriate to their area of specialisation; and
  • to train to a standard sufficient for enrolment in postgraduate research degrees, and for a specialist career.

Apply for Honours

Entry requirements

  • students after the completion of the Bachelor of Arts, if they have obtained a GPA of 5.5 in the relevant major or extended major (with a minimum requirement of 16 units).
  • students from other universities who have graduated and who satisfy equivalent entry qualifications (level of language study, relevance of other courses, standard of pass, etc.).

The period of Honours enrolment is one year full-time or two years part-time. 

How to apply

Students considering enrolling in Honours should seek an interview with the Honours Coordinator, Dr Roberto Esposto, prior to enrolling.

Domestic Students
  1. check the program outline for the Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  2. check that you have the met the Honours Entry Requirements under 'How to Apply' on the program outline
  3. apply online 
International Students
  1. check the program outline for the Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
  2. check that you have the met the Honours Entry Requirements under 'How to Apply' on the program outline
  3. apply online or complete the International Student Application for Graduate Coursework Studies (PDF, 1000KB) and return to UQ’s International Admissions Section.

Information for current Honours students

We have a range of resources available to current Honours students including the assessment policy, forms and checklists. Explore current student resources.