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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 International and Global Studies Honours program provides a capstone year of study for students with research ambitions in International and Global Studies. It is an intensive program of advanced coursework and individual research focused on your research project. An Honours year prepares you to undertake a research higher degree or enter the workforce with higher-level skills, and is thus the first step to careers as professional researchers and academics. In addition to a fourth-year unit taken by all INGS students, you enroll in one specialist Honours seminar plus write a 18,000–20,000-word thesis on a topic of your choice. The thesis is a substantial piece of writing that allows you to engage in independent research under the supervision of a FASS staff member, who provides feedback and guidance. The thesis refines your research, analytical and writing skills; it extends your intellectual range, and develops personal and professional attributes needed to complete a major project. These skills and attributes in research, analysis, argumentation and writing will benefit you in your career path. The Honours seminar will prepare you in research methods and thesis writing.

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