Graduate with an Honours degree in Aboriginal studies and pursue a rewarding career in Aboriginal practice, government or private industry.

Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours)

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Aboriginal studies with Honours at the University of Newcastle

Pursue your interests in Indigenous affairs with an Honours degree in Aboriginal studies. 

With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with an Honours degree have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.

The Wollotuka Institute offers an innovative and rewarding opportunity to undertake a Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours) at the University of Newcastle which covers a wide range of course areas pertaining to Indigenous issues and matters.

The Honours degree allows you to further develop your specific areas of interest. The degree is specifically Aboriginal in orientation and prepares students for roles such as service provision in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

If you have completed the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science with a major sequence in Aboriginal studies, you may undertake a further year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study to obtain an Honours degree. International students from health, education and social science backgrounds with relevant degrees are also encouraged to apply.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours) degree may pursue careers in Aboriginal organisations such as land councils, medical services, legal services, cooperatives and housing companies.

Employment may also be found in in large private-sector organisations where Aboriginal employment strategies are being implemented and within government organisations, such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where roles are emerging in related areas.

For more information about the Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (Honours) program, please refer the handbook.


You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies or equivalent with a credit grade point average (GPA).

Contact Greg Blyton at the Wollotuka Institute on +61 2 4921 8712.

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