Additional Honours information
To be admitted into Honours in the School of Economics, a candidate must have completed the equivalent of a Bachelor of Economics or a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics (required courses are Microeconomics 2, Macroeconomics 2 and Introductory Econometrics), with an overall Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 70 out of 100.
Availability and willingness of a supervisor to work with the candidate is another important criterion for successful admission to the program.
All candidates must complete the online application form via the link in the top right of this page. In the form the candidates must provide a proposed thesis title, a brief description of the proposed thesis research, name(s) of honours supervisor(s), and a brief motivation for undertaking honours studies. It is possible to adjust the thesis title after being admitted to the Honours program.
Internal candidates currently enrolled at UNSW do not need to submit a transcript with their online application.
Students from other institutions and UNSW students who have been absent for at least one semester, must also complete the application form for domestic Honours students and submit it to the Admissions Office (Honours) at UNSW.
Notification of admission
Admission into Honours in the School of Economics will be determined as soon as possible following the application deadline.
The thesis is an original piece of research on an economic issue or question. It can be theoretical (the development of a model) or empirical (an analysis of economic data), or both. The topic can involve any economic question or issue but a member of staff must be willing to supervise the chosen topic.
Fees for courses are charged by the Unit of Credit (UOC) according to the classification of the course (undergraduate, postgraduate, or research) and the student (domestic or international). The Honours program is the undergraduate program at the Australian School of Business and requires completion of the total of 48 Units of Credit.
See the UNSW Fees page to calculate the tuition fees.
Finding a thesis research topic and supervisor
- Review the list of Economics academic staff (follow the link in the top right corner), their areas of research and recent publications to help find a supervisor with similar interests
- Contact the relevant academic staff member to discuss your research interests and ideas; it is strongly advised to contact one staff member at a time
- Include your most recent overall WAM and a brief plan of suggested research
- Review previous theses
- Browse through the main economic journals, including Economic Record, Australian Economic Review, American Economic Review, Economic Journal and Australian Economic papers
- Use relevant websites, such as Google Scholar, to find key academic literature relevant to your research
- Talk to staff members you have previously worked with, as well as current and past honours students
For more information, please contact the Honours coordinator, Valentyn Panchenko.