Both the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) and the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) are open to:

  • Internal applicants who have successfully completed or are about to complete the Bachelor of Biomedicine or the Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne; and
  • External applicants who have successfully completed or are about to complete an equivalent undergraduate degree

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The degree structure of the two courses is the same. Applicants are encouraged to apply for ONLY one of them based on their preference. When multiple applications are received for the same intake, an application outcome will be issued against the applicant’s highest preference.

  • STEP 1: Contact Potential Supervisor(s)

    Decide which departments, institutes, supervisors and projects you wish to apply for and make contact with the relevant supervisor. 

    Applicants must contact potential supervisors either before or soon after submitting an online application for entry to an MDHS Honours course.

    Department and Institute Honours project booklets and websites,  the individual information sessions held by departments and institutes are ways of helping you to make contact with potential Honours supervisors.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    Students wishing to undertake Honours in the Departments or Schools of Genetics, Veterinary Science or Zoology must contact those departments or schools directly for guidance on their Honours application procedures. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences does not manage Honours applications for these departments.

    View 2019 Honours Research Projects

  • STEP 2: Online Application

    Start Year Intake Round 1

    Lodge an online application by Thursday 31 October 2019

    NOTE: Applicants must select 'MDHS Specialisations' as their area of interest on their application to ensure their application is directed to the correct area.

    Applications for Honours are lodged to MDHS via one of the following processes:

    Currently enrolled University of Melbourne students and alumni

    1. Apply online and select the Returning Applicants, Current Students and Previous Students option.
    2. Select ‘MDHS Specialisations’ as requirement response in the online application form.
    3. Provide copies of official transcript(s) for any study not undertaken at the University of Melbourne, including exchange and study abroad.

    External Applicants

    1. Apply online and select the First Time Applicants option. Do not select this option if you have previously completed study or applied to a program at The University of Melbourne.
    2. Select ‘MDHS Specialisations’ as requirement response in the online application form.
    3. Provide copies of official transcript(s) for any study not undertaken at the University of Melbourne, including exchange and study abroad.

    Start Year Intake Round 2

    Lodge an application by Friday 17 January 2020.

    Start Year Intake Round 3

    Lodge an application by Friday 7 February 2020.

    Mid Year Intake

    Lodge an application by Monday 20 July 2020.

  • STEP 3: Project Preference

    Once you have submitted an online course application, you will receive an email within 3 working days with your personal login details to access the Honours Project Preference System - SONIA. Please follow the instruction in the email to set up your password and select your preferences for projects offered within MDHS departments. You may select up to 4 project preferences in Round 1 or 3 project preferences in Round 2, 3 and mid year. You must only preference projects after contacting with the relevant supervisor(s) and at least reaching a verbal agreement. You are allowed to log into Sonia to change your preferences any time by the closing date.

    START YEAR INTAKE ROUND 1

    Monday 12 August 2019 – Friday 15 November 2019

    START YEAR INTAKE ROUND 2

    Friday 20 December 2019 – Friday 17 January 2020

    START YEAR INTAKE ROUND 3

    Thursday 23 January 2020 – Friday 7 February 2020

    MID YEAR INTAKE

    By to Monday 20 July 2020

  • STEP 4: Offers

    START YEAR INTAKE ROUND 1

    Round 1 offer for entry into 2020 will be issued by Friday 13 December 2019. Students must accept their offer by the Offer Lapse Date noted in their offer letter.

    NOTE: If you have a change of mind about your Round 1 offer, please DO NOT proceed ahead with accepting the offer. You MUST notify our Honours Admissions Team via mdhs-honours@unimelb.edu.au as early as possible. You might be considered for Round 2 or Round 3 under specific circumstances, but that is not guaranteed.

    Students who meet the minimum entry requirements but are not made a Round 1 offer may be considered for Round 2 and Round 3.

    START YEAR INTAKE ROUND 2

    Round 2 offers for entry into 2020 will be issued from Friday 22 January 2020. Students must accept their offer by the Offer Lapse Date noted in their offer letter.

    START YEAR INTAKE ROUND 3

    Round 3 offers for entry into 2020 will be issued from Monday 27 January 2020. Students must accept their offer by the Offer Lapse Date noted in their offer letter.

    MID YEAR INTAKE

    Offers for MDHS Honours will be made from Monday 6 July 2020 onwards. Students must accept their offer by the Offer Lapse Date noted in their offer letter.

  • 2020 Intake Dates

    Start Year Intake

    Round 1 Application Closing Date Thursday 31 October 2019
    Round 1 Project Preferences Submission Deadline Friday 15 November 2019
    Round 1 Outcomes are issued By Friday 13 December 2019
    Round 2 Application Closing Date Friday 17 January 2020
    Round 2 Project Preferences Submission Deadline Friday 17 January 2020
    Round 2 Outcomes are issued From Wednesday 22 January 2020
    Round 3 Application Closing Date Friday 7 February 2020
    Round 3 Project Preference Submission Deadline Friday 7 February 2020
    Round 3 Outcomes Issued From Monday 27 January 2020

   

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