The Honours Program is a full time year of study commencing in semester one. The program has two components, course work and a thesis. Students develop in the coursework and thesis research expertise, analytical problem-solving skills, and written and oral communication abilities.
Honours students study three coursework units comprising a compulsory unit in research foundations and methods, and two specialisation electives. Depending on the specialisation of the student, coursework may be completed in semester one or across both semester one and two.
The thesis is a 20,000 word research-based dissertation on a topic in which the student has a strong intellectual interest. The research should identify an area for investigation which makes a relevant contribution to and extends the body of knowledge in the student's chosen domain. The quality of the research design, development of research question, application of appropriate methodologies and interpretation of findings, as well as the student's ability to effectively communicate this research are assessed in the thesis. Students will work on their thesis across their candidature in the program.
Students completing an Honours year specialising in Work and Organisation Studies are SURE: Smart, Unique, Ready and Employable. The Honours year with WOS puts you in a smart cohort of like minded, clever, sharp students. As an Honours student you will develop with them and meet challenges. Honours is a unique opportunity to turn your pass degree into something very special. Completing the Honours year will give you the academic skills necessary to be ready for postgraduate study. Finally, the Honours year with WOS boosts employability. Why? Because you develop critical research and writing skills; as well as connection with business and workplace problems and challenges. Honours graduates from WOS go on to leading roles in business, consulting firms and government.
To discuss current research areas in WOS, contact the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies honours coordinator Dr Mark Westcott.
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