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Study Honours in Science

Delve deeper into your area of interest and gain a competitive edge in the employment market by undertaking an honours year in a science field.

Completing an extra year of study after your undergraduate degree will help to broaden your career opportunities both locally and with international industry who often require an honours degree before considering applicants. You’ll also develop valuable research skills for further studies such as a masters by research or PhD.

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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 where 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

You must always contact the relevant honours coordinator who will assist you in identifying and making contact with specific researchers who are working 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.

If you are an international student who is not currently studying at the University of Adelaide apply via the international students 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.