If you are considering an academic and / or a research career or a higher degree in research, you should consider taking the LLB Honours pathway. It develops skills in independent research and writing supported by additional study, and leads to an award of a higher level of qualification.
The LLB Honours pathway can be taken in all Law programs, including double degrees and graduate entry. You will complete an Honours component of 8 courses in your program at the higher level, comprising:
- 2 Honours research courses; LAW440 Honours Research Methods, Design and Confirmation and LAW441 Law Honours Thesis. As part of these courses you will complete a 10,000 word thesis under academic supervision over two semesters, and
2 400-coded LAW elective courses.
How to apply
Entry to the LLB Honours pathway is not automatic and will be by application. Applications are made towards the end of your penultimate year. With a timely application, you will be able to complete your program with Honours without extending the original end date for your studies.
For admission to LLB Honours, you will normally have a GPA of 6 in your LAW-coded courses, but you can apply if you have a GPA of at least 5.75. Your thesis topic must be one for which the School can provide academic supervision.
An application for the LLB Honours pathway must include:
- The proposed title (up to 20 words)
- The proposed supervisor, and
- A summary of the proposed research, including proposed methodologies and methods (up to 400 words).
An information session will be held towards the end of Semester 2 each year for students who are interested in the LLB Honours pathway.