What is Honours?
Honours is an additional year of university study, usually following immediately on from an undergraduate Pass degree. Honours enables further study of Education, and combines aspects of undergraduate study with those of post-graduate research. Undergraduate students completing an honours program will submit a theses. Honours theses are typically 15-20,000 words in length (maximum length: 25,000 words) and are be examined by two UNSW academics who have not been involved in the supervision of the candidate.
For a list of School of Education academic staff and their research interests please go to http://education.arts.unsw.edu.au/postgraduate-research/academic-staff-research-interests/.
Structure of Honours
The Honours program consists of 48uoc made up of three components. It may be completed in one year of full time study or two years part time study. Students enrolled in the Honours program:
• Complete (30uoc) thesis based on original research.
• Complete (6uoc) EDST4505 Honours Research Methodology.
• Complete (12uoc) EDST4506 Honours Seminar 1 and EDST4507 Honours Seminar 2.
Prerequisites for Entry to Honours
Students wishing to apply for entry into an Honours program offered by the School of Education must meet the following requirements:
• Successful completion of a relevant undergraduate degree (with an education major).
• An overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 70 or higher in the stream in which Honours is to be completed.
Admission to Honours is subject to the approval of the Head of School and the availability of appropriate supervision. Applicants should therefore note that the minimum qualifications for entry will not guarantee automatic admission. The School of Education does not accept mid-semester Honours enrolments.
Applying for Honours in 2013
Internal Domestic Applicants:
If you are currently enrolled at UNSW:
1. Complete the FASS Honours Application form and submit to the FASS Student Centre (ground floor Morven Brown building, 9385 2289, email@example.com) before 10 December 2012. You can download the Application form from the link below:
Honours Award in Education
How many: 1 Scholarship(s) available and support is provided for one year
Outline: The Scholarship is established to encourage students undertaking the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education or a Graduate Diploma in Education program to undertake Honours level study in Education at UNSW.
Selection: To be eligible for a Scholarship, an applicant must be proposing to undertake full-time study in an Honours program in Education at UNSW. Each applicant will be assessed on the basis of academic merit, particularly their academic results in the recent years prior to undertaking an honours year.
Closing Date: 31/01/2013 (For commencement Semester 1 2013)
Residency: Aus Citizen/Aus Permanent Resident
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External Domestic Applicants:
If you are not currently enrolled at UNSW all applications and enquiries must be directed to:
Admissions Office (Honours)
Sydney NSW 2052
Phone: +61 2 9385 3228
Fax: +61 2 9662 4241