Department of Biological Sciences
Honours Program in Biological Sciences
About our Honours degree
Our Honours program is designed to cater for two potential career paths: students who wish to complete their undergraduate training before entering the work force and students preparing for postgraduate work (PhD or Masters). We aim to combine both diversity and flexibility in our Honours program, thereby giving our students the best possible potential in acquiring applied and research skills.
The Honours program consists 24 credit points (i.e., the equivalent of one year's full time study) divided between a coursework component (Theme Topic) and a research project with a written thesis submitted.
Options for further study in 2013: Honours and Masters of Research
See the slideshow: Honours and Masters of Research
How to enrol in Honours
Entry requirements into the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Marine Science Honours program are a completed Bachelor degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Entry into the Bachelor of Medical Science Honours program requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Honours applications are due October 30 in 2011 and TBA June 2012. We will hold an information session 2-3 weeks before each closing date. For university-general information about the honours program see the undergraduate studies web page (http://www.reg.mq.edu.au/
At the same time, you should contact staff in Biological Sciences to discuss and arrange potential honours projects with them.
We offer honours projects in a wide range of biological research. Click here to see the range of research currently being pursued in the department. We also prepare a list of potential projects which can be downloaded from the sidebar (see Useful Downloads). Please contact staff that offer projects that you may be interested in.
*If you publish a paper during your Honours you are eligible to receive a Write Up Award of up to $500. To apply for this award please send a copy of the accepted paper to the Honours convener.
Semester 1 students typically start in mid-February and submit their thesis at the beginning of November. Semester 2 students typically start in early September and submit their thesis at the beginning of June the following year. Download the detailed timetable from the sidebar (see Useful Downloads).