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Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Overview

Open up pathways to further research, postgraduate study options and exciting career opportunities by undertaking an additional year of study to obtain your honours.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) program provides an opportunity to pursue an independent research project in your area of interest as an additional year of study, essentially giving you a research apprenticeship.

During your honours year, you'll work under the guidance of a researcher on a specific project of interest to them. You'll learn about the research environment, how to perform critical experiments and analyse data, and how to communicate and present your results.

As a UQ Science Honours graduate, you'll have the skills that enable you to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government or to proceed to a research higher degree.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2031
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$44736 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
2031
CRICOS Code
082958M
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Tailor your studies to your interests and career goals with a flexible program that gives you the freedom to follow your scientific passion.
  • Work under the guidance of a researcher and learn about the research environment, how to perform critical experiments and analyse data, and how to communicate and present your results.
  • Be in high demand by employers for your ability to work independently.

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for physics and astronomy

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biopharmaceutical scientist
  • Academic researcher
  • Animal research scientist
  • Research officer
  • Clinical genetics scientist
  • Marine research officer
  • Environment and sustainability consultant
  • Conservation researcher
  • Data scientist
  • Food technologist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science or equivalent with:

An overall GPA of 4 and a GPA of at least 4.5 over 8 units of late year courses from Part B of the Bachelor of Science course list relevant to the chosen field; and

Satisfy any additional requirements set by the Head of School.

Prerequisites

Bachelor of Science or equivalent with:

An overall GPA of 4 and a GPA of at least 4.5 over 8 units of late year courses from Part B of the Bachelor of Science course list relevant to the chosen field; and

Satisfy any additional requirements set by the Head of School.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

Learn more about English language requirements

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences approximately three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (i.e., early February). This does not apply to Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Plant Science, and Food Science and Technology. For semester two, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (i.e., end of July).

There is no semester two entry available for Archaeological Science.

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences approximately three weeks prior to the start of semester one in the standard academic calendar (i.e., early February). This does not apply to Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Plant Science, and Food Science and Technology. For semester two, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (i.e., end of July).

There is no semester two entry available for Archaeological Science.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Anatomy

Undertake your own original research project in the field of anatomy under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data and drawing defensible conclusions.

Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Archaeological Science

An honours year in this major allows you to work as part of one of the largest archaeological science research groups in Australia.

Plan, research and produce a substantial project on globally significant issues such as human evolution and dispersal, the development of civilisation and human-environment relationships, and develop your critical analysis, communication and research skills. Research seminars will provide you with advanced level knowledge of archaeological science theory, methodology and practice.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Archaeological Science is designed to complement undergraduate study and together fulfill the minimum qualification for professional entry to archaeology for science-based students, as well as research-based higher degrees.

View

Biochemistry

Undertake your own original research project in the field of biochemistry under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

You'll design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data, and drawing defensible conclusions.

Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Bioinformatics

Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, an honours year in bioinformatics allows you to plan, research and produce a substantial project in topics such as emerging problems in biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and proteomics.

You'll design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data, and drawing defensible conclusions. Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Biological Chemistry

Undertake your own original biological chemistry research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data and drawing defensible conclusions. Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Biomedical Science

Undertake your own original research project into physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, developmental biology, human genetics, neuroscience, human immunology or infectious diseases in a biomedical sciences honours year.

View

Biophysics

An honours year in biophysics allows you to plan, research and produce a substantial project into topics such as molecular processes, biomolecular structure and function, or cellular and membrane biophysics.

View

Chemistry

Be prepared for the future of chemistry and all it entails with this forward-thinking major. You'll learn about synthetic and polymer chemistry, computational and surface chemistry, and how they apply in our ever-changing world.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

This program is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the educational relevance of its chemistry content.

View

Computer Science

Undertake your own original research project into topics such as computer systems, human-computer interaction, algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, computer networks and information security.

Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, you'll design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data and drawing defensible conclusions. Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Developmental Biology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Drug Design and Development

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Ecology

Discover how organisms interact with each other and their environments. Study areas include behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Entomology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Evolutionary Biology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Food Science and Nutrition

Food science covers the physical nature and chemical composition of food to enable us to understand how and why food behaves under different conditions of processing and storage.

We use this information to improve the safety and quality of food as well as extend the range of products available.

The science of nutrition studies the effects of dietary nutrients on growth, development, health and well-being in the population. It also examines the psychological, sociological and cultural factors which influence food choice, with a particular focus on the consequences for health.

View

Food Science and Technology

Food science and technology combines the basic chemical and biological sciences and their application to the quality, safety, nutritive value, processing and storage of food.

It is firmly based in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, and biometry, and is the science underpinning the food industry – the largest manufacturing industry in Australia.

Research honours students will have the opportunity to delve deeply into a particular aspect of their chosen food and/or its manufacturing process.

View

Genetics

Increasingly, doctors and scientists use genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Genomics

Genomics is the analysis of the structure and functional potential of genomes (single organisms to entire communities) facilitated by DNA sequencing and bioinformatics.

It involves the sequencing, assembly and annotation of genomes for comparative, evolutionary and ecological studies.

View

Geographical Sciences

Explore the study of spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national and global scales.

You'll learn about physical and human geography, and how to apply geographical information science.

Under the honours program, the emphasis is on the study of processes that create and sustain the physical environment, and on techniques for the collection and analysis of spatial information.

View

Geology

Choose from courses about earth systems, mineral and rock analysis, and practical field mapping, or more advanced courses covering geophysics, geochemistry and subsurface modelling.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Immunology

Immunology is the study of the immune system, and cells and biological pathways of the immune system, in health and disease.

The immune system acts as a danger-sensing system, and responds to infection, injury and/or perturbed physiology in a coordinated fashion to return homeostasis.

Consequently, many human diseases including autoimmune diseases, cancer, infectious diseases and metabolic diseases involve dysregulated immune function.

Studies in the field of immunology have delivered many major biomedical breakthroughs including vaccines, therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and immunotherapies for the treatment of cancers.

View

Marine Biology

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life in ecosystems from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Mathematics

This major focuses on providing you with highly relevant and specialised skills in mathematics through to advanced level coursework and an honours research thesis.

You'll complete compulsory courses in your choice of fields, including algebra, physics, financial mathematics, calculus, number theory and statistics.

In addition to your coursework, you'll complete a year-long honours research thesis. This involves choosing a relevant topic, applying appropriate research methodologies and presenting your conclusions in both a written thesis and oral presentation.

View

Microbiology

Study in this increasingly important area and you'll learn about immune recognition, vaccine design, infectious disease, microbial biotechnology and parasitology.

You'll also understand the importance of microbiology in environmental, agricultural and industrial settings.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Molecular Cell Biology

Examine cellular structure and function at the molecular level and integrate the disciplines of biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, and molecular genetics.

This major utilizes current published research as the medium to instruct on topics such as methods in molecular cell biology, cell architecture, cell interactions, the nucleus, cell differentiation and cellular dynamics.

View

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the ability to manipulate individual atoms, molecules and groups of molecules to produce the smallest human-made objects.

As a new frontier of science, it is receiving worldwide attention.

View

Neuroscience

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Parasitology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Pharmacology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Physics

Undertake this field of study and you can choose to concentrate on theoretical or experimental studies, such as the nature of time or the origin of the universe.

Or you may decide to apply your knowledge to practical areas and develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices. The flexibility is yours.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Plant Science

Plant sciences are among the most relevant scientific disciplines today.

Using a variety of approaches, plant scientists address two of the most important problems facing humankind, global warming and dependency on fossil fuels, by applying the production of biofuels from plant origin to the use of plants in carbon sequestration.

Plant scientists need to understand how plants work from molecules to ecosystems to improve the production of food, pharmaceuticals and timber, control diseases, pests and noxious weeds, allow plants to cope with drought, salinity and pollutants, and design new plants for innovative purposes such as biofactories.

An honours year in plant science will allow you to further develop your research skills under the guidance of leading teachers and academics at UQ Gatton's specialist facilities.

View

Psychology

Build on your knowledge of how people behave, think and feel by examining brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development, social behaviour and the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviour.

You'll complete a combination of compulsory courses, focusing on specialised areas of psychology and preparing you for academic research.

A year-long honours research thesis is the major component of this program. Choose between an individual or team project, in which you will develop a relevant topic, apply methodologies and present your written conclusions.

View

Public Health

Public health focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health.

It is founded upon a multidisciplinary understanding of health that allows you to explore and examine the basis of disease and well-being by considering the vagaries of human behaviour, the physical environment, the socio-economic and cultural determinants of health, and the systems of health care management.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Students undertake a research project and advanced level courses in mathematics, statistics, and probability theory.

View

Wildlife Biology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Zoology

This field of study offers incredible scope, with the opportunity to choose from courses that cover areas including climate change biology, insect science, physiology, fish and aquaculture, marine biology and mathematical modelling.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Anatomy

Undertake your own original research project in the field of anatomy under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data and drawing defensible conclusions.

Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Archaeological Science

An honours year in this major allows you to work as part of one of the largest archaeological science research groups in Australia.

Plan, research and produce a substantial project on globally significant issues such as human evolution and dispersal, the development of civilisation and human-environment relationships, and develop your critical analysis, communication and research skills. Research seminars will provide you with advanced level knowledge of archaeological science theory, methodology and practice.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Archaeological Science is designed to complement undergraduate study and together fulfill the minimum qualification for professional entry to archaeology for science-based students, as well as research-based higher degrees.

View

Biochemistry

Undertake your own original research project in the field of biochemistry under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

You'll design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data, and drawing defensible conclusions.

Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Bioinformatics

Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, an honours year in bioinformatics allows you to plan, research and produce a substantial project in topics such as emerging problems in biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and proteomics.

You'll design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data, and drawing defensible conclusions. Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Biological Chemistry

Undertake your own original biological chemistry research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

Design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data and drawing defensible conclusions. Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Biomedical Science

Undertake your own original research project into physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, developmental biology, human genetics, neuroscience, human immunology or infectious diseases in a biomedical sciences honours year.

View

Biophysics

An honours year in biophysics allows you to plan, research and produce a substantial project into topics such as molecular processes, biomolecular structure and function, or cellular and membrane biophysics.

View

Chemistry

Be prepared for the future of chemistry and all it entails with this forward-thinking major. You'll learn about synthetic and polymer chemistry, computational and surface chemistry, and how they apply in our ever-changing world.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

This program is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the educational relevance of its chemistry content.

View

Computer Science

Undertake your own original research project into topics such as computer systems, human-computer interaction, algorithms and data structures, artificial intelligence, computer networks and information security.

Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, you'll design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data and drawing defensible conclusions. Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

View

Developmental Biology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Drug Design and Development

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Ecology

Discover how organisms interact with each other and their environments. Study areas include behavioural and physiological ecology, conservation, landscape and evolutionary ecology.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Entomology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Evolutionary Biology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Food Science and Nutrition

Food science covers the physical nature and chemical composition of food to enable us to understand how and why food behaves under different conditions of processing and storage.

We use this information to improve the safety and quality of food as well as extend the range of products available.

The science of nutrition studies the effects of dietary nutrients on growth, development, health and well-being in the population. It also examines the psychological, sociological and cultural factors which influence food choice, with a particular focus on the consequences for health.

View

Food Science and Technology

Food science and technology combines the basic chemical and biological sciences and their application to the quality, safety, nutritive value, processing and storage of food.

It is firmly based in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, and biometry, and is the science underpinning the food industry – the largest manufacturing industry in Australia.

Research honours students will have the opportunity to delve deeply into a particular aspect of their chosen food and/or its manufacturing process.

View

Genetics

Increasingly, doctors and scientists use genetic information to diagnose, treat, prevent and cure illnesses.

You'll learn how genetic information can contribute to understanding disease and lead to the development of personalised medicine

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Genomics

Genomics is the analysis of the structure and functional potential of genomes (single organisms to entire communities) facilitated by DNA sequencing and bioinformatics.

It involves the sequencing, assembly and annotation of genomes for comparative, evolutionary and ecological studies.

View

Geographical Sciences

Explore the study of spatial patterns of physical and human phenomena at local, national and global scales.

You'll learn about physical and human geography, and how to apply geographical information science.

Under the honours program, the emphasis is on the study of processes that create and sustain the physical environment, and on techniques for the collection and analysis of spatial information.

View

Geology

Choose from courses about earth systems, mineral and rock analysis, and practical field mapping, or more advanced courses covering geophysics, geochemistry and subsurface modelling.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Immunology

Immunology is the study of the immune system, and cells and biological pathways of the immune system, in health and disease.

The immune system acts as a danger-sensing system, and responds to infection, injury and/or perturbed physiology in a coordinated fashion to return homeostasis.

Consequently, many human diseases including autoimmune diseases, cancer, infectious diseases and metabolic diseases involve dysregulated immune function.

Studies in the field of immunology have delivered many major biomedical breakthroughs including vaccines, therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and immunotherapies for the treatment of cancers.

View

Marine Biology

Field activity and study combine to make this an exciting major.

You'll use ecology, zoology, botany and genetics to examine aquatic life in ecosystems from the ocean to wetlands, and learn about ecological and environmental protection strategies.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Mathematics

This major focuses on providing you with highly relevant and specialised skills in mathematics through to advanced level coursework and an honours research thesis.

You'll complete compulsory courses in your choice of fields, including algebra, physics, financial mathematics, calculus, number theory and statistics.

In addition to your coursework, you'll complete a year-long honours research thesis. This involves choosing a relevant topic, applying appropriate research methodologies and presenting your conclusions in both a written thesis and oral presentation.

View

Microbiology

Study in this increasingly important area and you'll learn about immune recognition, vaccine design, infectious disease, microbial biotechnology and parasitology.

You'll also understand the importance of microbiology in environmental, agricultural and industrial settings.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Molecular Cell Biology

Examine cellular structure and function at the molecular level and integrate the disciplines of biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, and molecular genetics.

This major utilizes current published research as the medium to instruct on topics such as methods in molecular cell biology, cell architecture, cell interactions, the nucleus, cell differentiation and cellular dynamics.

View

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the ability to manipulate individual atoms, molecules and groups of molecules to produce the smallest human-made objects.

As a new frontier of science, it is receiving worldwide attention.

View

Neuroscience

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Parasitology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Pharmacology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Physics

Undertake this field of study and you can choose to concentrate on theoretical or experimental studies, such as the nature of time or the origin of the universe.

Or you may decide to apply your knowledge to practical areas and develop advanced materials, electronic and optical devices. The flexibility is yours.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Plant Science

Plant sciences are among the most relevant scientific disciplines today.

Using a variety of approaches, plant scientists address two of the most important problems facing humankind, global warming and dependency on fossil fuels, by applying the production of biofuels from plant origin to the use of plants in carbon sequestration.

Plant scientists need to understand how plants work from molecules to ecosystems to improve the production of food, pharmaceuticals and timber, control diseases, pests and noxious weeds, allow plants to cope with drought, salinity and pollutants, and design new plants for innovative purposes such as biofactories.

An honours year in plant science will allow you to further develop your research skills under the guidance of leading teachers and academics at UQ Gatton's specialist facilities.

View

Psychology

Build on your knowledge of how people behave, think and feel by examining brain function, memory, conscious experience, lifespan development, social behaviour and the full spectrum of functional and dysfunctional behaviour.

You'll complete a combination of compulsory courses, focusing on specialised areas of psychology and preparing you for academic research.

A year-long honours research thesis is the major component of this program. Choose between an individual or team project, in which you will develop a relevant topic, apply methodologies and present your written conclusions.

View

Public Health

Public health focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health.

It is founded upon a multidisciplinary understanding of health that allows you to explore and examine the basis of disease and well-being by considering the vagaries of human behaviour, the physical environment, the socio-economic and cultural determinants of health, and the systems of health care management.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Statistics

Learn through theory and practice how to apply the tools of modern statistics to real-world scientific problems.

Examples include the improvement of medical treatments through better experimental design, and the use of meteorological data to assess drought conditions.

Students undertake a research project and advanced level courses in mathematics, statistics, and probability theory.

View

Wildlife Biology

Students who undertake Honours will be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-dependent manner.

Students will be able to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret results.

View

Zoology

This field of study offers incredible scope, with the opportunity to choose from courses that cover areas including climate change biology, insect science, physiology, fish and aquaculture, marine biology and mathematical modelling.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $44,736

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $8,910

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
  • There is an early closing date for Honours in Psychology, please refer to the school website for further information

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • Please note, the closing date for Honours can vary between Schools. Please refer to the relevant School website for further information.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.
  • There is an early closing date for Honours in Psychology, please refer to the school website for further information

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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