Boost your employability with honours in science

Be mentored by scientific experts as you immerse yourself in discipline-based research or a broader professional skills pathway.

An honours degree in science is one year of study where you concentrate on a project or area of science that interests you the most.

Both our disciplinary research and professional skills pathways:

  • Enhance your professional skills and prepare you for greater career success.
  • Include a coursework component which will help you gain the skills employers want.
  • Involve a research, industry or community related science project of your choice.
  • Can lead to further study at PhD level.


How can I study honours in science?

Disciplinary research

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

  • More research intensive.
  • Coursework that focuses on the study area you choose.
  • Prepares you for a career in your preferred discipline of science.
  • Choose this option if you would prefer to work with a specific researcher or research group; or in a particular scientific discipline.

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Professional skills

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

  • Less research intensive.
  • Includes coursework that is common across all students in this pathway.
  • Prepares you for your career by building wider professional skills.
  • Choose this option if you want to expand your science knowledge and skills more broadly, rather than in a specific discipline. We will help you find an expert to work with.

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What's next?

Attend an information session

Date Location  
3 May 2019 12pm The Braggs Lecture Theatre, North Terrace campus Watch Recording
16 May 2019 12pm McLeod Lecture Theatre, Waite campus Register
30 May 2019 12pm Richardson Lecture Theatre, Roseworthy campus Register


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Graduate story

Brittany Howell - Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science); Bachelor of Science (Honours) Now PhD Candidate, Sanger Institute
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