Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

The four-year Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), or BPhil(Hons), is a challenging and prestigious program for high-achieving students. The course features an intensive research focus, extensive teamwork and communication skills development and support for an overseas study experience and on-campus residency. The BPhil(Hons) will prepare you to pursue a postgraduate pathway towards a coursework, professional or research-intensive degree. It will also ensure you are highly regarded by employers as you enter the workforce.

Entry Requirements:

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


The BPhil(Hons) gives students the freedom to choose either 1or 2 majors from the Arts, Commerce, Design or Science degrees.

Subjects you can Study:

Aboriginal health and wellbeing; Accounting; Agricultural science; Anatomy and human biology; Anthropology and sociology; Applied computing; Archaeology; Architecture; Asian studies; Biochemistry and molecular biology; Biomedical science; Botany; Business law; Chemistry; Chinese; Classical and ancient history; Communication and media studies; Computer science; Conservation biology; Economics; Engineering science; English and cultural studies; Environmental science; European studies; Exercise and health; Finance; French studies; Gender studies; Genetics; Geography; Geology; German studies; History; History and heritage; History of art; Human geography and planning; Human resource management; Indigenous knowledge; Indonesian; Integrated design; Italian studies; Japanese; Korean studies; Landscape architecture; Law and society; Linguistics; Management; Marine science; Marketing; Mathematics and statistics; Medieval and early modern studies; Microbiology and immunology; Music studies; Natural resource management; Neuroscience; Pathology and laboratory medicine; Pharmacology; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political science and international relations; Population health; Psychological science; Psychology in society; Quantitative methods; Science communication; Specialist music studies; Sport science; Work and employment relations; Zoology

Study Pathways:

BPhil (Hons) 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. A limited number of school-leaver pathway places are awarded to students in Bachelor degree courses (including this course), which guarantee them entry to postgraduate professional-entry courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Engineering, subject to them completing the Bachelor degree course at an appropriate level.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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We recognise that the world is rapidly changing; that’s why our courses are designed to equip you for the careers of the future.

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.

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