Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Honours Bachelor
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
The degree enables students to explore and investigate an area of interest in the area of health and medical sciences and to develop the research skills required for study at a higher level. Graduates have research skills and knowledge that complements their prior studies, and will be prepared for research roles across the health care sector and in academia. Completing an Honours degree provides a distinct point of difference in a competitive job market.
Honours projects may be undertaken in the following areas: Acute Care Medicine, General Practice, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics & Trauma, Psychiatry, Rural Health, Surgery, Anatomical Sciences, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Public Health.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au Intake February Enquiries Ask Adelaide
Alternative entry pathways
Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.auContact the Faculty at http://health.adelaide.edu.au/our-research/honours-and-higher-degrees-by-research
- Higher Education applicants
A completed Bachelors degree with a GPA of 5.0 or better.
For students with a GPA below 5.0, the University requirement can be waived with support from the supervisor and Honours coordinator. Any recommendation to approve a waiver of the grade requirement requires approval from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).
- Other Entry Pathways
CRICOS 093161B Intake February
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Completed 3 year relevant bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 5.0. OR
Successful completion of at least 3 years of a relevant Australian bachelor degree of 4 or more years duration (or equivalent) with a minimum academic performance equivalent to a GPA of 5.0.
Student enrolments will be limited to the number of honours projects available.
- Higher Education applicants
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $10,300
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates have highly developed research, writing and organisational skills and are prepared for careers in government, industry, higher education and research.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Medical Research, Researcher, Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Technician, Medical Scientist, Non Government Organisation Worker, Clinical Scientist, Occupational Health and Safety Professionals, Policy Adviser, Public Health, Public Health Management, Public Health Officer, Research Manager, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Health Educator, Health Promotion Professional, Community Development Officer, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Pharmaceutical and Medical Supplies Representative, Pharmaceutical and Scientific Equipment Sales Representative
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Degree StructureStudents completing research projects in the Adelaide Medical School will complete a common 6-unit Research Skills (Honours) course, and an 18-unit Research Project course in the discipline that the supervisor and project are based in.
Students undertaking their Honours research project in Public Health will complete 12 units of coursework, including a core 3-unit course: Developing a Research Proposal, and a 12-unit Research Project course.
Areas of SpecialisationResearch projects may be available in the following areas:
- Acute Care Medicine
- General Practice
- Orthopaedics & Trauma
- Rural Health
- Anatomical Sciences
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Public Health
Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.
Last updated: Monday, 1 Jan 2018