Honours and Postgraduate Diploma
Study in any of our fourth year disicplines as either an Honours or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) student is a richly rewarding experience. It provides scope to refine your analytical skills and research techniques while significantly enhancing your range of options after graduation. Employers value a fourth year of study at this level, and it provides important step in pursuing further study at Masters or Doctoral level. It signals your ability to acquire advanced skills of analysis, to develop original ideas, and to apply innovative solutions to complex problems.
Details of prerequisites and application procedure for honours and postgraduate diploma in The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies:
Classics and Ancient World Studies
- See the SHAPS website for Classics and Ancient World Studies subjects
- Honours/Postgraduate Diploma coordinator: Dr K.O. Chong-Gossard
- The History thesis: More detailed information about the History thesis is available on the History thesis LMS site accessible to all honours and postgraduate diploma students once they enrol in the History Thesis
- See the SHAPS website for History honours subjects
- Honours/Postgraduate Diploma coordinator: Dr Barbara Keys
History and Philosophy of Science
- More information about the History and Philosophy of Science thesis is available in the Handbook
- See the SHAPS website for History and Philosophy of Science honours subjects
- Honours/Postgraduate Diploma coordinator: Dr Kristian Camilleri
Studying Philosophy at honours level, or through a postgraduate diploma, represents an excellent opportunity to take your academic development beyond a level attainable in the first three years of undergraduate study. Advanced work in philosophy further advances your skills of reasoning and critical analysis, in ways that are valuable to employers. The focus on writing longer pieces of work, in particular the thesis component, also makes for an intellectually rewarding experience, one in which you are granted greater intellectual autonomy than you will have experienced before, including a greater opportunity to pursue your own ideas.
- See the SHAPS website for Philosophy honours subjects
- Honours/Postgraduate Diploma coordinator: Karen Jones
General honours information
For general information on eligibility, entry requirements, application procedures, and course structure, see the Arts Faculty website:
Once you are notified of the eligibility of your application, you will be sent a Thesis proposal form by the Faculty of Arts. This form needs to be completed in consultation with relevant academic expertise. The final decision to accept a student into the program is conditional upon the suitability of the thesis proposal.
General Postgraduate Diploma information
For general information on eligibility, entry requirements, application procedures, and course structure, see the PD-ARTS Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Handbook entry.