• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Specialisation code PHIL-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Philosophy Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of philosophy, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to philosophy;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to philosophy, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
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Admission Requirements

  1. a major or equivalent in Philosophy
  2. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

30 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

PHIL4009 Approaching Research in Philosophy

THES4102 Thesis


18 units from completion of courses from the following list:

PHIL4010 Advanced Topics in Philosophy

PHIL4011 Advanced Readings in Philosophy

PHIL4012 Topics in Philosophy


PHIL4010 and PHIL4011 may be completed more than once in a different Topic

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