The entry requirements and structure of the Honours programs varies across the departments.

If you are considering the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) or Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) you will need to look carefully at the options available to you. Your background, research interests, program structure and location may affect your choice.

Whether or not you have the right entry requirements for a particular department’s Honours program will affect the range of choices available to you. While planning your early undergraduate years, or determining your eligibility for Honours, you need to look at the particular entry requirements of the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) or Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) program as well as any additional requirements which exist for some Departments.

Please find the contact details of Departments/Institutes in the list below and find out as much as you can about the experience at the Departments/Institutes you are considering.

Honours Courses

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)

    In 2011, the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) was introduced, offering increased study opportunities for Biomedicine students within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. The course code for this is BH-BMED.

    The Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) year provides students with the opportunity to integrate their previous studies with advanced studies in their field of interest within the biomedical and health sciences, and focus their knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research.

    Each program within the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) is comprised of two components:

    • The advanced coursework component provides opportunities for increasing students’ depth of knowledge in their particular areas of interest and expanding the theoretical basis on which they will base their research work. It provides students with the opportunity to develop expertise in the broad scientific field in which their individual research project is placed, including the methodologies of the relevant field(s), and the use of the scientific literature in their specialist area of study.
    • The research project provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and technical skills in a supervised research project and develop skills in experimental design, project implementation and in the communication of the outcomes of a research project. The project develops students’ technical and data acquisition skills, their problem-solving and critical thinking capacities in the context of research, their skills in communicating to a variety of audiences and the application of appropriate risk assessment and ethical approval processes.

    Honours applicants who are offered a place will be automatically considered for a scholarship (if it is available in the relevant year), which will be awarded on academic merit.

  • Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)

    The Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) is an intensive course of study which involves advanced coursework and a research component in a specific area of science. The course code for this is BH-SCI.

    Whether you are planning to pursue a career in industry, research, government or communications, an honours year will provide you with a great opportunity to complement and expand the first years of your undergraduate science or health sciences degree. The additional year of Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) draws together the theory and practical skills gained in your previous undergraduate studies, enables you to develop new research and professional skills, and gain in-depth knowledge in your particular discipline.

    Honours applicants who are offered a place will be automatically considered for a scholarship (if it is available in the relevant year), which will be awarded on academic merit.

  • Bachelor of Oral Health (Degree with Honours)
  • Honours/Graduate Diploma (Advanced) in Psychology
  • Honours projects in the following discipline areas are administered by the Faculty of MDHS:
  • Honours projects in the following discipline areas are not administered by the Faculty of MDHS:

    Applicants for these non-MDHS Honours streams as well as others are advised to contact the relevant departments/schools directly. More information can be found on the Faculty of Science  webpage.

    

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