Graduating with Honours
With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with Honours have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.
To graduate the Bachelor of Social Work with Honours, you must achieve high academic performance for all of your studies. This includes achieving a minimum GPA of 5.5 throughout the degree and a GPA of 5.5 at the 3000 and 4000 level of the degree. You must also receive a Distinction grade in SWRK3005 Social Work Research and approval by the Pro Vice-Chancellor.
There are three classes of Honours:
Class I - GPA of 6.0 or more in 3000/4000 level courses and average mark of 85 or more in the research component.
Class II, Division 1 - GPA of 6.0 or more in 3000/4000 level courses and average mark of 75 or more in Research Component.
OR GPA of 5.5 or more in 3000/4000 level courses and average mark of 85 or more in Research Component.
Class II, Division 2 - GPA of 5.5 or more in 3000/4000 level courses and average mark of 65 or more in Research Component.
To calculate your GPA click here.
Please note: Honours is currently under review and is subject to change.
To find out more about Honours, contact the Enquiry Centre, (02) 4921 5000.