Applying for Honours
The majority of students who apply to our Honours programs will have completed (or are due to complete by the end of 2011) one of the following degrees with a major in one or more of the three discipline areas in level III courses offered by the School (or their equivalent elsewhere):
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
- Bachelor of Science (Molecular Biology)
- Bachelor of Biotechnology
- Bachelor of Health Science
Students who have completed other degrees may also be eligible to apply, depending on their background and proposed project area (see below). The programs for:
- Honours Biochemistry (Biochem 4000A,B),
- Honours Genetics (Genetics 4000A,B),
- Honours Microbiology and Immunology (Micro 4000A,B)
have unique elements and remain largely independent of one another. Each course has a separate entry in the University Calendar (click the links above).
|Applications to study Honours are made to the central Faculty of Sciences office. To read about the process and to download an application form click here.|
|The closing date for your application to be considered for the first round of offers is in Late October. The exact date will be announced soon. Students are notified of the outcome of their applications as soon as possible after the results of the third year subjects are finalised. Note that there are usually two or three rounds of offers. Late applications will be considered, but the range of available projects will be limited the longer you delay.|
Mid-year entry and part-time Honours study
Some disciplines will consider allowing students to begin studying Honours in mid-year or on a part-time basis (i.e. over two years). Please contact the Honours Coordinator for each discipline to see whether this is possible.
Applications from people with qualifications in other disciplines or from other universities/institutions
Our Honours courses are open to students from diverse tertiary level science backgrounds. University of Adelaide students enrolled in Level III subjects offered by the School of Molecular & Biomedical Sciences will need to have achieved an acceptable standard in the final examination, preferably at credit level or above. Students with equivalent grades in relevant subjects offered by other Schools or Institutions are also eligible to apply. Students who have majored in one or more of the three discipline areas in Level III courses at the University of Adelaide (or their equivalent) will be considered for Honours projects in any of the discipline areas, so long as the background is considered appropriate for the particular project. Contact the Honours coordinator(s) in the discipline(s) you are considering if you have any questions about eligibility.
How to Apply?
When you apply for Honours, you can list preferred projects from any Discipline the School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences. To apply to study Honours in the School of Molecular & Biomedical Science, please go to the Faculty of Sciences' Honours webpage, click on Honours Application Form.