Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Enhance your research skills with a Honours degree

Our Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course is designed to extend the research skills you've gained in your undergraduate degree, and prepare you for a variety of high-level careers in sectors such as law, education, public policy, business management, PR, fundraising or journalism.

You will study specific topics such as epistemology and ontology, gain an insight into research approaches, and will also have access to professional mentoring that will to assist your preparation of your professional thesis.

Open to new admissions


Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

1 year

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) at UC and you will:

  • understand the nature of research and independent thinking and action
  • comprehend the main theoretical ideas that underpin research in a range of social sciences, business, management and other contexts
  • demonstrate the ability to operationalise research methodologies in relation to specific questions
  • learn about qualitative and quantitative research approaches
  • understand and apply theoretical frameworks.

Career Opportunities

  • Law
  • Education
  • Politics and public policy
  • Religion and ministry
  • Business and management

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Honours Research Colloquium
  • Research Methodology and Research Design
  • Honours Research Thesis


Students are required to have completed an undergraduate degree in an area relevant to their proposed program of study, have evidence of having performed in subjects relevant to the proposed study at a Distinction level or above and provide a research proposal with their application.


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