Honours is a one-year program that you can take after a three-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 socially rewarding experience that involves interacting with a wide range of fellow students and research staff.

While Honours is essential if you wish to continue on to a PhD and pursue a career as a research scientist, it also opens the door to a wider range of career options.  Employers are increasingly looking for Honours graduates, even when the advertised job does not involve scientific research, because Honours equips students with the analytical, technical, problem-solving and communication skills required to successfully tackle the challenges of any job.

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