Honours student in a classAt the end of your degree, if you’ve done well and enjoyed your study, you may decide to undertake a fourth year, known as the honours program.

This may be completed by a dissertation, which is a 15,000 word piece of original research and analysis. Alternatively, you can produce some journalism  in your chosen medium plus a 5,000 word reflection. 

Honours prepares you for a higher degree by research, such as a Masters or a Doctorate. 

Study at honours level can also provide a competitive advantage. Undergraduate journalism programs in Australia and internationally are very popular, with huge numbers. An honours degree can provide some extra journalism for the portfolio and an in-depth chance, in a one-to-one relationship with a supervisor, to develop skills to a higher level than would normally be achieved through a straight undergraduate pass degree.