Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is a challenging and research-oriented four-year degree comprising a three-year bachelor's (chosen from UWA's Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce or Science degrees) and a fourth year of honours. The innovative curriculum provides an individually designed academic program, focusing on your chosen area of specialisation, coupled with unparalleled access to UWA's leading researchers and research facilities, international exchange programs, professional skills development workshops and a network of talented peers and alumni.

Course Fee:

International: $161,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; ATAR of 98 or equivalent; English language competence; satisfy any prerequisites for preferred majors


The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) gives students the freedom to choose either 1or 2 majors from the Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce or Science degrees.

Subjects you can Study:

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology and sociology; Archaeology; Architecture; Asian studies; Chinese; Classics and ancient history; Communication and media studies; English and cultural studies; Fine Arts; French studies; German studies; History; History of art; Human geography and planning; Indigenous knowledge, History; History of Art; Human Geography and Planning; Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage; Indonesian; Italian studies; Japanese; Korean studies; Landscape Architecture; Law and society; Linguistics; Music Specialist Studies; Music studies; Philosophy; Political science and international relations; Psychology in society; Psychology; Spanish Studies; Work and employment relations Bachelor of Biomedical Science: Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing; Anatomy and Human Biology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Exercise and Health; Genetics; Medical Sciences; Microbiology and Immunology; Neuroscience; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Pharmacology; Physiology; Population Health; Science Communication Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting; Business law; Economics; Finance; Human resource management; Management; Marketing; Professional Economics (double major) Bachelor of Science Agricultural Science; Anatomy and human biology; Biochemistry and molecular biology; Botany; Chemistry; Computer science; Conservation biology; Data Science; Engineering science; Environmental science; Exercise and health; Genetics; Geographical Sciences; Geology; Marine science; Mathematics and statistics; Natural resource management; Neuroscience; Physics; Psychological Science; Psychology (double major); Science communication; Sport science; Zoology

Study Pathways:

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) graduates are expected to have many opportunities to undertake further studies, including higher degree by research and other postgraduate studies. Postgraduate courses that may be available to graduates, providing they meet course-prescribed requirements, include the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Master of Professional Engineering, Juris Doctor, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Urban Design and Master of Landscape Architecture. See the University's website for details of the full range of postgraduate courses, including specific entry requirements. If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Direct Pathways. A Direct Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley 98.2 No Part time
Crawley 98.2 No Full time 4 years
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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