• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) from University of Canberra is designed to extend the research capabilities you’ve gained in your undergraduate degree, and prepare you for a variety of high-level careers in areas such as law, public policy, business management, PR, fundraising, media, journalism or academia. 
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During this one-year course, you will study specific topics, including epistemology and ontology, and gain an insight into a variety of research approaches.

Across your study period you will have access to professional mentors who will assist you in the preparation of your professional thesis. You will explore valuable universal skills, such as critical thinking, critical reading, listening and reviewing, which will be applicable to your chosen future industry, and will be encouraged to tailor the course content to your own specific areas of interest. 

Upon graduation, you will be well-placed to continue down an academic career path via further masters or PhD study, or ready to enter a range of different sectors where a strong background in research is highly sought after.

Study a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) at University of Canberra and you will:

  • understand the nature of research and independent thinking and action
  • comprehend the main theoretical ideas that underpin research in a range of social science, business, management and other contexts
  • demonstrate the ability to use research methodologies in relation to specific questions
  • learn about qualitative and quantitative research approaches
  • understand and apply theoretical frameworks.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) graduates in a range of sectors, including:

  • Sessional academic
  • Public servant
  • Policy officer
  • Public affairs consultant
  • Political researcher
  • Intelligence officer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      2 semesters full time or equivalent part time.

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Honours Research Colloquium 
  • Research Methodology and Research Design 
  • Honours Research Thesis 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

To be admitted to the course, applicants require:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in an area relevant to their proposed program of study within the previous five years and Credit+ average over the last two years of the Bachelor's degree; or equivalent.
  • Evidence of having performed in some subjects relevant to the proposed study at Distinction level or above.
  • Academic judgement that the student can be expected to achieve an Honours level in the course.
CRICOS Code: 049162M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31704 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31700 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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