Study Honours in Science

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) or Bachelor of Food & Nutrition Science (Honours)

  • More research intensive.
  • Study area specific coursework.
  • 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.
  • Coursework with students in same 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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Direct entry honours

We also offer four-year undergraduate degrees with direct entry into honours at the end of your third year.

Information sessions

Upcoming honours information events

Subject Date Location Register / Watch

Earth sciences:

  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Environmental geoscience
  • Mineral geoscience
Friday September 18, 12pm Madigan Room 122, Mawson building Email Course Coordinator

Honours information session:

  • All honours programs
  • Research and professional pathways
Tuesday October 6, 12-1pm Online Register for webinar
  • Chemistry
Wednesday October 7, 5.30pm Physics Seminar Room 121, Physics building  Email Course Coordinator
  • Physics
Friday October 9, 4pm Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre, Physics building Email Course Coordinator
  • Ecology and environmental science
  • Evolution and palaeobiology
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