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.
  • 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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Information sessions

Upcoming honours information events

Subject Date Location  
Molecular and biomedical science
(includes MPhil and Masters of Biotechnology (Biomedical) presentations) 
16 September 2pm Room 5.01, Molecular Life Sciences building Register
Chemistry 16 September 5pm Seminar Room 121, Level 1 Physics building Register
Physics 11 October 12.10pm Darling West Lecture Theatre Register
Geology, Geophysics, Environmental geoscience, Mineral geoscience 11 October 12pm Sprigg Room, Mawson building Register
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