Prepare a research topic proposal
You need to choose a research topic for your honours program. This should be an area of interest to you and considered of academic importance to your faculty. Most disciplines have an honours coordinator to assist with preparing your topic proposal, and in some cases may provide a list of available projects.
It is best to submit your research topic proposal early on. For stand-alone programs this should be before the end of your final semester. Be aware that pre-approval of your topic doesn’t guarantee entry to the honours program, you will still need to meet the other eligibility requirements.
In some faculties and schools, you may need to provide a preliminary topic proposal first. Once this is approved, you then develop a more detailed research proposal that will form part of your thesis.