Honours program

Applications for Session 1 2015 are now closed.

The University is offering honours programs in 2015 in ancient history and psychology. Students are also able to graduate with honours in law, however you must first enrol into the basic LLB program. You cannot gain direct enrolment into the LLB(Hons) program. Students interested in undertaking research training in other fields should find out more about the Master of Research. If you are interested in applying for honours in ancient history or psychology, please download the Information for honours applicants booklet. Please note that applications for psychology honours programs are only open to Macquarie University students.


Bachelor of Ancient History (Honours) (Continuation into 4th year)

This program is a four-year degree comprising a three-year undergraduate program and one honours year. Only Macquarie students currently admitted to this program are eligible to apply for the honours year. They are required to submit an application while in the final session of third-year studies, and must meet the requirements to be eligible for enrolment in the honours year.

The specific requirements for continuation into 4th year include: core units and a grade point average of 2.50 or above overall, as well as a grade point average at 300 level of 3.00 or above.

The ancient history honours program is available for internalfull-time study only.

Students who are unable to meet the requirements for the honours year can request graduation with the Bachelor of Arts.

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (Continuation into 4th year)

This program is a four-year degree comprising a three-year undergraduate program and one year of honours. Only current Macquarie students in the final session of third-year studies in one of the below programs are eligible to apply:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) double degree

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the honours year.

Students unsuccessful in gaining a place in the honours program may elect to graduate with either the Bachelor of Arts - Psychology or the Bachelor of Science - Psychology.

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (Honours) and Bachelor of Science - Psychology (Honours)

These programs are one year stand-alone awards available to Macquarie University students only. Applicants must have completed or be in the final session of their psychology degree.

No external applications will be accepted.  Only those students who have completed their undergraduate degree at Macquarie University, or have transferred to Macquarie University at the undergraduate level are eligible to apply.

For students admitted to one of the combined law programs below (prior to 2014) who have fulfiled the requirements for the psychology component, it may be possible to interrupt your program to take the honours course before returning to complete the law component:

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology/Bachelor of Laws

If you are in this situation, please contact Direct Admissions via ask.mq.edu.au

Full details of entry requirements.

Please note that 2015 will be the last year the stand-alone programs will be offered and they will available for full-time study only.


Applications for Session 1, 2015 are now closed.

Late applications will not be accepted.

What next?

Honours applicants are advised to download the Information for honours applicants booklet and retain this for their records.