Bachelor of Education with HonoursBachelors Honours Degree (C/w)
Honours candidates are postgraduate students. Typically, to be eligible for acceptance in the Honours program, a GPA of 5.5 or more from the candidate’s undergraduate degree is required. Please contact the Honours Coordinator for more information.
The Bachelor of Education (Honours) is a year of study that is undertaken following the successful completion of an undergraduate education degree. It enables students to:
- extend the depth of their education degree (as an expert educator)
- enhance their career pathways
- develop a basis for gaining entry into an education PhD program.
The highest performing education students will be accepted to the Honours program. Upon successful completion, they will have an excellent chance of being admitted to a PhD program through the Faculty of Education. Some Honours graduates may also be able to obtain scholarships for their PhD studies.
The Honours degree includes units in educational research skills and research methodology that assists students to conduct a significant research project on a topic of their interest. Generally this research project will be presented in the form of a written thesis. A supervisor (an experienced academic) will closely guide and support Honours students in undertaking their research project (thesis) from concept through to completion. In all respects, Honours students in the Faculty of Education will be regarded as budding researchers who contribute significantly to the research culture in the Faculty.
Further information, including details about Faculty of Education scholarships available for Honours students, can be found on the Honours Information page.
Download the 2022 Honours Handbook.
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Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical concepts of Education
Demonstrate the ability to undertake research and scholarship under supervision
Demonstrate the ability to identify and investigate solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
Apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understandings and creative responses to challenges in Education
Recognise and appreciate the value of a commitment to social justice, human rights, ethics and sustainability in scholarship, research and professional practice
Adhere to the ethical issue(s) relevant to research questions and methodologies
Apply an advanced mastery of a distinctive body of knowledge and of related theoretical concepts in an area of Education.
Demonstrate an ability to apply competently technical skills related to research project design and methodology
Recognise and appreciate the value of professional learning and reflective practice to ongoing personal and professional development.
Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability, responsibility and accountability in educational settings
Present a lucid exposition of knowledge and ideas to various audiences using appropriate scholarly and academic literacies, orally and in written format.
Apply educational practices that are informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence, global perspectives, inclusivity and respect for the rights of all persons.
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We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Education with Honours, students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).
Class of Honours
This degree may be awarded in the following classes:
- First Class;
- Second Class (Division 1);
- Second Class (Division 2); or
- Third Class.
The class of Honours will be determined from an overall result based on 25% on the average final mark for the units EDUC6001 and EDUC6006 and 75% on the final mark for the unit EDUC4009.
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
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Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award
|Part-time students need to complete the two coursework units prior to commencing the Thesis units. Contact course coordinator for course progression details.|
|EDUC6001||Literature Review in Education: Known Unknowns||
|EDUC4004||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part A||
|EDUC6006||Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass||
|EDUC4005||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part B||
|EDUC4006||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part A||
|EDUC4007||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part B||
|EDUC4008||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part A||
|EDUC4009||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part B||
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Notes|
|EDUC6006||Research in Education: Through the Looking Glass|
|EDUC6001||Literature Review in Education: Known Unknowns|
|EDUC4004||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part A|
|EDUC4005||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 1) Part B|
|EDUC4006||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part A|
|EDUC4007||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 2) Part B|
|EDUC4008||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part A|
|EDUC4009||Education Honours Thesis (Stage 3) Part B|