The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

The University of Western Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

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.


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


  • 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

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • ATAR of 98 or equivalent
  • English language competence
  • Satisfy any prerequisites for preferred majors

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 98

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