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Honours in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Whether you are interested in research or just want to have an edge in the job market, you can boost your qualifications with an honours degree from the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

As an honours student, you will be a member of a research team working at the leading edges of the animal and veterinary sciences. You will use state of the art facilities and train with world class researchers in a contemporary learning environment.

Honours is an additional year of full-time study at the end of your undergraduate degree. It is a prerequisite and stepping stone to a research higher degree, and an opportunity to specialise and increase your competitiveness if you are seeking a job.

Regardless of your career aspirations, honours is an opportunity for personal and professional development. It will develop your abilities in clear-thinking, criticism and communication, and test your imagination, self reliance and self-discipline.

The honours year consists of a major research project, together with courses and papers. The research project is supervised by academic staff and research affiliates of Animal and Veterinary Sciences who are international leaders in their fields of science.


  • Who is Eligible?

    Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with high achievement in level 3 courses are eligible to apply for admission to this program. Applications are also welcomed from graduates in relevant disciplines from other universities.

    Honours studies may commenced in February (Semester 1) or in July (Semester 2). Applicants are encouraged to discuss potential projects with supervisors and honours coordinators as early as possible.

    Lists of potential projects and supervisors are available in Semester 2 each year.

  • Honours Projects

    Various honours research projects have been undertaken within the School over the previous years. Below is a list of some of the projects, their related Discipline area and supervisor/s.

    For further information on these projects, please make contact with the academic listed.

    Please refer to the Faculty of Sciences website for details of the Semester 1 intake.

  • Honours Scholarships

    The honours scholarships webpage provides information on a wide range of prestigious scholarships for students undertaking honours programs at the University of Adelaide.

  • How to Apply

    To apply to study honours in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, go to the Faculty of Sciences webpage.

    For more information about honours study please contact the honours coordinators.

  • Honours Coordinators

    Please contact the relevant honours coordinator for further information.

    Animal & Veterinary Sciences Coordinator Dr Bec Forder
    Animal & Veterinary Sciences Deputy Coordinator Dr Hayley McGrice
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences

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