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Honours subject area

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this honours subject area

The fourth year honours program in Cultural Studies consists of: 

  • an 18,000-20,000 word thesis on a topic devised by the student in consultation with a supervisor appointed by the department;
  • Arguing the Point, a unit which provides training in thesis research and writing and includes a series of practical research skills;
  • participation in an Honours mini-conference where constructive peer review is given and received on a 20 minute thesis presentation; and
  • a seminar unit chosen from an approved 4000 level suite.

The Honours program gives students an opportunity to refine their thinking to a very high degree, pursuing an independent research topic that will be of deep interest to them.

The thesis is an extended piece of research on an approved topic of the student's choosing, and is written under the individual supervision of a member of staff who will be an active researcher in their own right. The thesis gives students the experience of formulating and conducting a substantial piece of independent research, working closely with a supervisor who helps to bring their reflections and research into sharper focus. It is thus a key means of demonstrating the attributes required for further study.

If you are interested in undertaking Honours in Cultural Studies, please contact the Honours Coordinator Dr Jane Park.

Courses that offer this honours subject

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Units of study in honours

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