Choosing to undertake your Honours degree in the environment discipline at Flinders University will provide you with a unique learning environment hosted by people sharing a breadth of disciplinary expertise and knowledge. The Honours year offers you the opportunity to enhance your understanding of core aspects of your chosen field of study and to undertake your first independent piece of research. It will provide you with intensive training in theory and research methods and you will develop your skills of project planning, writing and communication. Honours is the primary route to post-graduate study, but it also provides significant advantages in the job market. An honours degree is a signal to employers that you have research training and capacities, and conceptual skills well beyond those to be expected from an applicant with an ordinary bachelor degree.
Although the honours year is intensive and demanding, most students find it very rewarding. You get to choose your own research project topic, with the help of a supervisor, but guided primarily by your own interests. The opportunity to pursue an area of research interest using the skills accumulated over three years of undergraduate training poses an exciting new challenge, and you will discover in yourself capabilities of which you were not previously aware.
The honours year consists of an Honours thesis (27 units), one research training core topic, and one elective topic. Honours may be taken full-time, or part-time over two years (the coursework in the first year and the thesis in the second year).
Environment Honours Degrees: