"It’s only through the process of a university education that I developed the language to be able to relate my story."

Dr Gregory Smith,

Bachelor of Social Science with Honours, PhD
Story teller, Thinker, Survivor

Applying for Honours

Are you passionate about further study in the arts and humanities, contemporary music, digital media, social sciences, community welfare or visual arts? If you’ve completed an undergraduate course  either at Southern Cross or another university, with a credit average or better, our Honours programs may be the next step for you.

Honours is a research training degree and is the preferred pathway to PhD studies.

Our Honours graduates find jobs in a wide variety of areas depending on the area of research interest. As well, government and semi-government organisations have opportunities for graduates with demonstrable research skills.

Follow these steps to apply:

1. Consult with Honours course coordinator Dr Erika Kerruish

2. Decide what area of interest you would like to study. There are two Honours degrees to choose from:

3. Find a supervisor and discuss potential Honours projects. There are two types of projects:

  • A project or area of study you already have in mind. Find an appropriate supervisor in Appendix 1 (page 23) of the 2020 SASS Honours Handbook.
  • A project suggested by an academic staff member. View a list of potential projects in Appendix 2 (page 37) of the 2020 SASS Honours Handbook

4. Once you’ve completed Steps 1 to 3, then apply for entry to an Honours degree online. The deadline is 30 November each year. Applications after this date may be considered if sufficient places are still available. When applying, you’ll need the following completed documents:

5. Two Honours scholarships are on offer for the School of Arts and Social Sciences. Go to Honours scholarships on the Scholarships website for more information. Applications for Honours scholarship are due by 30 November.


Contact the School of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean and Head of School

T: +61 7 5589 3169

E: sasshos@scu.edu.au

Assistant to Head of School

T: +61 2 6620 3136

E: leanne.brown@scu.edu.au

Deputy Dean and Director (Research)

T: +61 2 6620 3839

E: grayson.cooke@scu.edu.au