Honours is a fourth year of study that continues from a 3-year undergraduate degree. It’s a 1-year specialisation related to your undergraduate study.
There are two ways of doing an Honours degree; an extra year after completing your Bachelor degree, or direct entry 4-year combined bachelor and honours degrees and you apply for those via SATAC.
The information below focuses on the extra year after a Bachelor degree.
Honours is a qualification that demonstrates your capacity to undertake study at an advanced level in your area and it will help you progress to doing a research higher degree.
Even if you’re not interested in further study, an Honours degree will help your job prospects.