Honours is a one-year program that you can take after a 3 year Bachelor Degree in Science. In Biology, Honours is entirely research-based and will introduce you to all aspects of scientific research: experimental design, data collection, statistical analysis, scientific writing and publishing.
The Honours year is very different from your earlier years at University. As an Honours student you work mostly on your own (with assistance and encouragement from your supervisor and examiners' committee), at your own speed, and you make your own decisions on how your work and research should proceed. Honours is also a rewarding and social year that most students really enjoy.
Honours is essential if you wish to continue on to a PhD and pursue a career as a research scientist. However, even if you do not think you want a research career, a wider range of career options become available with the additional training and experience that Honours provides.
Employers are increasingly looking for Honours graduates, even when the advertised job does not involve research work. This is because Honours equips students with the scientific, technical, problem-solving and communication skills they will need to successfully tackle the challenges of any job.
- Applying for Honours
- Honours scholarships
- Student tuition fees: domestic - international
- Information for current ANU Honours students
- Honours and Masters Program Handbook