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Study Honours in Science

Study honours

A new focus on science to accelerate your career.

Honours is more than just research. Expand your career potential with just one year of additional study after completing a bachelor degree.

Build on the foundations of your undergraduate degree. Further develop personal and professional skills in critical thinking, communication, innovation and self-reliance. Increase your employability with these highly sought after skills.

Honours is not just a pathway to further study or a PhD. It opens the door to many career opportunities including jobs in science communication, project management, business and innovation.

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Key dates

Key dates for honours
  Semester 1 entry Semester 2 entry
Apply by mid December, date TBA June 1
Notification of application outcome Rolling, from December 3 Rolling, from July 13
Accept offer by Completing internal transfer or lodging application through SATAC Completing internal transfer or lodging application through SATAC
Enrolment commences Once formal offer received Once formal offer received
Study commences Varies according to the discipline. Consult your honours coordinator for exact dates. Varies according to the discipline. Consult your honours coordinator for exact dates.

Honours projects

Please note that there is NO Semester 2 intake for the biochemistry, microbiology and earth sciences honours programs.

Honours graduate Brittany Howell

Graduate story

My semester-long work placement in biomedical science gave me the courage and skills to start an honours year in bioinformatics. Here I created a project impressive enough to admit me one of the best bioinformatics institutes in the world.
Brittany Howell - Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science); Bachelor of Science (Honours) Now PhD Candidate, Sanger Institute


How to apply

Always contact the relevant honours coordinator who will help you identify and make contact with researchers who work in an area of interest to you.

Current University of Adelaide students International students Non-University of Adelaide students
If you are a current domestic or international student, complete the online expression of interest form.

International students who are not currently studying at the University of Adelaide apply via the international student website.

If you are not a University of Adelaide student,
first contact the honours coordinator in the relevant area to determine your eligibility and discuss potential projects.
If the coordinator recommends that you should apply, then complete the expression of interest form.

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Discover more

Contact the honours coordinator in your area of interest for more information.