If you have achieved good results in you Bachelor degree, and you have an interest in developing your understanding of one of our disciplines, then you should consider applying for Honours.

Honours at UNSW is a separate degree program, combining features of both undergraduate-style study and post-graduate research. It offers a unique opportunity to develop your research skills and deepen your understanding of the discipline of your choice. It is also the traditional gateway to post-graduate research programs, such as Masters by Research and PhD.

The School of Humanities and Languages offers Honours in the following streams:

  • Area Studies (Asian Studies and European Studies)
  • Cultural, Literary and Language Studies (Chinese Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Japanese Studies, and Korean Studies)
  • Environmental Humanities
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy


The following scholarships are available for students who have achieved exceptionally high marks in the relevant disciplines:


For general enquiries, contact Anne O'Brien (Honours Convenor for HAL). For enquiries concerning the application process, you may also contact Ashleigh Hamilton.