A Bachelor Honours degree may be taken as an additional year following a three year degree or can be awarded on the basis of meritorious achievement in degrees of four or more years.

The University may regard an applicant as eligible for Honours if they have:

  • achieved a threshold Admission Average Mark (AAM) equal to or above the minimum of 65
  • completed a statement of intent or school equivalent
  • evidence of an appointment of a principal supervisor by the Dean of School
  • demonstrated satisfactory academic writing skills appropriate to the discipline

The University may also prescribe other conditions for admission to specified Honours programs.

This information is for applicants looking to undertake an additional Honours year at the end of their degree. If you are a current Western Sydney University student enrolled in a degree with an embedded Honours program you should contact your School about eligibility and how to enrol in your Honours units.

If you are enrolled in your last session, or have no more than one full time session of study left in your degree you are eligible to apply for Honours courses at Western Sydney University.

Please note some Honours courses have only a limited number of places available. Applications for each intake must be submitted by the nominated closing date.

How to apply

You must apply using Apply Online (opens in a new window). Applications are accepted all year and candidates are offered places in the next available teaching session for the course.

You will need to submit all of the following information for your application to be considered:

  • current academic transcript of all previous study not undertaken at Western Sydney University
  • Statement of Intent as detailed in the School specific information below
  • proof of change of name if your qualifications are in a name other than the name under which you are applying
  • proof of English proficiency if your studies were taken in a language other than English
  • some courses require a letter of support for your chosen area of research. Please see below under Course Specific Requirements for these details

All documentation presented must be correctly certified.


Bachelor Honours courses are Commonwealth Supported, with fees based on a student contribution. For more information on student contribution, please refer to the Student Contribution Information (opens in a new window)

Course Specific Requirements

What is the Statement of Intent?

The statement of intent indicates what research you would like to undertake in your Honours year. Each School has different requirements that you'll need to address, so make sure you check the requirements below for the School to which you are applying.

Closing Dates

The closing date for applications vary depending on the Honours course you wish to study and the School in which the research is undertaken. Some courses have strict closing dates, other courses will accept applications at anytime, but do have deadlines for each intake.


School of Law

  • 200700 Law Honours Dissertation
Statement of Intent

A statement of 500 to 1000 words which describes the proposed research in a scholarly manner. The statement should focus on the significance, aims, conceptual framework and/or methodology to be employed in the study. The statement should address any ethical issues involved in the proposed research, and include a relevant bibliography (up to 2 pages). Supervisory Panel Scott Mann should be consulted for advice on a suitable supervisor from the academic staff of the School of Law. A list of potential supervisors can be found on the Law School vUWS page.

Other Supporting Documentation

An application form available on the Law School vUWS hubsite should be completed and submitted. The application must be submitted (including the Statement of Intent) to the Honours Coordinator, Scott Mann, by the due date via the School of Law office at either campus. More information on the Law Honours Dissertation unit can be found on the Law School vUWS hubsite.

Closing Dates

Autumn Session 2018 - submit application by 16 February 2018. Applications received by the due date for the relevant session are guaranteed consideration for that session.

Applications received after this date will be accepted without penalty, but may not be considered in time to commence in the selected session.

Spring 2018 - Not on offer.

School contact for enquiries

Dr Scott Mann (opens in a new window)

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

  • 4529 Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
Statement of Intent

A statement of approximately 500 words which describes your research proposal and outlines the area of nursing in which you are interested e.g. aged care nursing or medical nursing.

Closing Date

Autumn Session 2018 commencement - submit application by 31 January 2018. Applications received by this date are guaranteed consideration for commencement in Autumn 2018.

Applications received after the closing date will be accepted without penalty, but may not be considered in time to commence in the selected teaching session.

Spring 2018 - Not on offer.

School contact for enquiries

Dr Antoinette Cotton (opens in a new window)

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