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Honours subject area

About this honours subject area

The Honours program in philosophy gives you an opportunity to refine your thinking to a very high degree. It is at once a capstone to the training provided in first, second and third year units and a preparation for further study.

Students who take Honours in philosophy at the University of Sydney study in one of the world's leading philosophy departments. You will work closely with dedicated teachers and active researchers whose interests span a wide variety of fields and methodological approaches.

The Honours program in philosophy comprises four coursework units and a thesis of 12,000–15,000 words. You are also required to give a 20-minute presentation on your thesis topic at one of two Honours Mini-Conferences held each year.

If you are interested in undertaking Honours in Philosophy, please contact the Honours Coordinator Dr Emily Hulme.

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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