Course Description

This degree is for high achieving students who have completed the three-year Bachelor of Social Science degree. Applicants must have achieved the required weighted average mark of at least 70% in their degree and 75% in 24 credit points of third year subjects relevant to their honours area. Honours involves a year of research training and supervised research in a topic of personal interest. It deepens important skills in your portfolio.

What you will study

This one-year Honours program provides you with the opportunity to undertake research on a topic of interest. An Honours degree may be used as a gateway to higher research degrees, a research-focused career, or for professions requiring advanced analytical and investigative skills.

This degree

This Honours degree will allow you to further develop your knowledge and skills in your field of inquiry, and make you more competitive in the workforce. It is a research training degree that provides training in in-depth enquiry, specialised development of research skills, project management and communicating findings.


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 83.3% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 91.1% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 91.1% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 51.1% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 47.2% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $50,100 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 081325G
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 345

Entry Requirements

To qualify for entry into Honours, students must have qualified for the Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Wollongong, or a degree deemed by the Head of Students to be equivalent, and achie