Economics Honours A (ECON4101)


Honours is an intensive year-long program of advanced study based around research. Honours is undertaken after successful completion of a Bachelor degree and where the overall mark is a minimum 70% average across senior economics units AND a 70% average across specified advanced senior units. Entry into Honours is selective and work at this level is challenging. Students will complete a thesis and five coursework seminars throughout the year. For further information contact the Honours Coordinator in the department or consult the Handbook entry for the relevant subject area.

Further unit of study information


1x3hr seminar/week per coursework option, occasional thesis class


1x15000wd (max.) thesis (30%) and 5x4500wd of written work, or its equivalent (70%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


Have completed at least 24 credit points at 3000 level Economics, with at least a 70 average mark across the required units of ECOS3901, ECOS3902 and (ECOS3903 OR ECOS3904 OR (ECMT3110 and one of ECMT2120; ECMT3120; ECMT3160; or ECMT3170) OR (ECMT3110 AND ECMT3130))

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.