Honours

There are two ways a Bachelor degree may be awarded with Honours.

  • On the basis of academic achievement in a Bachelor degree which involves four years or more of study
  • On the basis of an additional year of study following the completion of a three year Bachelor degree

Application and admission

During the application process, the following will be taken into consideration to ensure that students are well equipped to undertake an honours degree:

  • the comparability between your bachelors degree and the related Griffith bachelors honours degree
  • completion of your undergraduate degree
  • length of time that has elapsed since completing your bachelors degree
  • academic record
  • availability of supervision and resources to undertake your Honours dissertation.

In some Honours programs, quotas apply and not all qualified applicants can be offered a place. Application requirements and admission processes also vary slightly between honours programs.

Please refer to the below categories for specific information about your program.

Apply online via the Degree Finder

Students wishing to study any of the below programs must view the degree requirements and apply online via the Griffith Degree Finder.

Masters students should refer to the Guidelines for undertaking a Dissertation in Honours and Masters by Coursework programs Policy (PDF 244k) before applying.

Program Code Program Name Campus
2035 Bachelor of Animation (Honours) South Bank
2005 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Gold Coast
2007 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Nathan
2087 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) Nathan
2100 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) Gold Coast
2108 Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (Honours) Nathan
2088 Bachelor of Business (Honours) Gold Coast and Nathan
2093 Bachelor of Child and Family Studies (Honours) Logan
2089 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Gold Coast and Nathan
2105 Bachelor of Communication (Honours) Gold Coast and Nathan
2061 Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (Honours) South Bank
2022 Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) Mt Gravatt
2117 Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) Gold Coast
2043 Bachelor of Design (Honours) South Bank
2081 Bachelor of Digital Media (Honours) Gold Coast
2102 Bachelor of Environmental Health (Honours) Gold Coast
2096 Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) Gold Coast
2074 Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production (Honours) South Bank
2037 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) South Bank
2107 Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours) Nathan
2083 Bachelor of Games Design (Honours) South Bank
2090 Bachelor of Government and International Relations (Honours) Nathan
2101 Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) Gold Coast
2092 Bachelor of Human Services (Honours) Gold Coast and Logan
2011 Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Nathan
2020 Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) Gold Coast
2104 Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) Gold Coast and Nathan
2023 Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics (Honours) Nathan
2116 Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) Gold Coast
2099 Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) Gold Coast
2095 Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours) Logan
2013 Bachelor of Multimedia (Honours) Nathan
2021 Bachelor of Multimedia (Honours) Gold Coast
2051 Bachelor of Music (Honours) South Bank
2049 Bachelor of Music Technology (Honours) South Bank
2094 Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Gold Coast, Nathan and Logan
2097 Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science (Honours) Gold Coast
2098 Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Technology (Honours) Gold Coast
2119 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Gold Coast
2091 Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours) Gold Coast
2118 Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Honours) Gold Coast
2041 Bachelor of Photography (Honours) South Bank
2062 Bachelor of Popular Music (Honours) Gold Coast
2033 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) Mt Gravatt
2004 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) Gold Coast
2103 Bachelor of Public Health (Honours) Gold Coast
2110 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Nathan
2111 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Gold Coast
2112 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Nathan

Apply via an Internal Transfer

Admission into the below programs is only for current Griffith University students, who must apply for an internal transfer into the program. Before applying, you should contact the Program Director for the particular program you are interested in, to obtain the latest information on potential supervisors and projects. You will find this contact on the 'Student support' section of the degree information on the Programs and courses. Please include a statement of the proposed coursework and the dissertation topic with your application form. If you wish to vary the final approved schedule of coursework or the dissertation topic, you must seek the approval of the Program Director. Please also refer to the new Bachelor Honours Degree Policy (PDF 244k) before applying to transfer.

Program Code Program Name Campus
1562 Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Nathan
1563 Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Gold Coast
1554 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science Gold Coast
1555 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science Nathan
1527 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Graduate Entry Gold Coast
1500 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Gold Coast
1525 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Nathan
1526 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Nathan
1511 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts Nathan
1518 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts Gold Coast
1545 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Asian Studies Nathan
1507 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Nathan
1508 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Gold Coast
1505 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce Nathan
1506 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce Gold Coast
1503 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Mt Gravatt and Nathan
1504 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Gold Coast
1521 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations Nathan
1522 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations Gold Coast
1509 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of International Business Nathan
1510 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of International Business Gold Coast
1519 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science Mt Gravatt and Nathan
1520 Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science Gold Coast
1436 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) Gold Coast
1405 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Gold Coast
1588 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Nathan
1578 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) Nathan
1590 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) Gold Coast
1416 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) Gold Coast
1417 Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) Logan
1431 Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours) Nathan
1432 Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (Honours) Gold Coast

School consultation required

Admission into the below programs is open only to a select group of current Griffith University students, who must consult with their school regarding their program progression.

Program Code Program Name Campus
1542 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Nathan
1546 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Gold Coast
1556 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Gold Coast
1557 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business Nathan
1554 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science Gold Coast
1555 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science Nathan
1441 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design Gold Coast
1558 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology Gold Coast
1559 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology Nathan
1560 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science Gold Coast
1561 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science Nathan
1014 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Gold Coast
1178 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Mt Gravatt
1330 Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) Gold Coast and Nathan

Honours research guidelines

Ethical Clearance

If you intend to use human or animal subjects as part of your research you must discuss the issue of ethics clearance with your supervisor as soon as practicable. It is recommended that students allow approximately eight weeks for the processing of ethics clearance.

Animal Research

All research involving animals or animal tissue will need to be considered and cleared by the Griffith University Ethics Committee for Experimentation on Animals prior to the commencement of work involving animals.

Human Research

Much of the research involving humans requires the approval of the Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee. In order to determine whether your research will require such approval, you should consult with your supervisor and the Griffith University Guide for Research Involving Human Participation.

Ethics guidelines and application forms for Honours research can be obtained from the Griffith Office for Research.