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Overview

The university is not currently accepting applications for this degree, the degree is suspended from 1 January 2023.

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Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the student application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information.

Applications open:
Semester 1 – open on 30th August of previous year
Semester 2 – open on 31st January of the same year

Standard closing dates: 

Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year.
Semester 2 - 25 June of the commencing year.

 

 

 

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the student application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information.

All applicants must upload:

  • Evidence of contact with the relevant School

External applicants must also upload:

  • Official academic transcripts (certified)
  • Proof of identity and citizenship status (certified)

Standard closing dates: 

Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year.
Semester 2 - 25 June of the commencing year.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) is an additional year of study that high achieving students may undertake after completing an undergraduate degree. 

If you choose to pursue the honours component, you will undertake:

  • honours units of study (4000-level or above)
  • supervised but independent research honours project.

It will vary depending on the discipline you choose.

Through an honours component you will learn vital research skils and open the pathway to a higher degree by research, such as a master's by research or a PhD and equip you with attributes for a range of careers.

Under the guidance and mentorship of an academic supervisor, you'll select a thesis topic and identify your method of research. This prepares you to write your thesis so that it makes an argument based on rigorous study and empirical assessment.  

Units of Study

Sample study plan


Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours)

Year Sem  Units of study 
1 1 Honours Research Project Honours Research Project Honours Research Project Honours Coursework unit
  2 Honours Research Project Honours Research Project Honours Research Project Honours Coursework unit

 

 

Admission requirement

Admission to the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) requires:

  1. completion of a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification from another tertiary institution in time to commence honours in the semester for which entry is sought;
  2. completion of two majors or study deemed by the supervising faculty to be of comparable depth, of which at least one major is cognate to the honours area for which entry is sought;
  3. a final Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65.00*; and
  4. demonstrated evidence of contact with the relevant School, such as email correspondence with a prospective research supervisor a School Honours Coordinator, School Honours EOI form signed-off by School Honours Coordinator, or digital receipt of School Honours application form.

*Please note that, in some faculties, schools and disciplines, the minimum WAM requirement is higher than 65.00, particularly where entry is very competitive.

NOTE: if you have not completed two majors in your degree or only completed or are on track to complete one major, you will be required to apply for honours through the following appended honours degrees:

Further information

If you have any questions above the information listed above or want to know more about you eligibility based on your qualifications, please contact the relevant Honours Coordinators, who can be found at the locations linked below:

Please note: Willingness of a member of academic staff to act as your research supervisor does not guarantee entry. All other standard admission requirements must be met.

 

Future study options

Career pathways

  • A pathway to a PhD.
  • An honours year is an investment in your future career opportunities, and allows students to develop a wide range of additional skills that are highly prized by employers.
  • Honours graduates are recognised as possessing levels of knowledge and skill well beyond those obtained by pass degree graduates.
  • The honours year provides you with an opportunity to upskill in the areas of research, analytics and problem solving, communication and presentation.
  • As an honours student, you stand out to an employer as having exceptional ability relevant to a variety of careers.

We’ve reimagined the Sydney Undergraduate Experience – the way we teach and the way you’ll learn – to prepare you for a future full of possibilities.

Domestic students

International students

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