Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

This honours course is offered to current students only and they should refer to their Health Sciences Handbook


Honours is a two year program integrated into the undergraduate speech pathology course. You will conduct a research project and write a thesis under the supervision of one of the faculty's expert researchers. Students with a distinction average plus are invited to apply for honours during semester two of their second year. Successful applicants enter the honours program in the third year of their course and finish in second semester, fourth year.

Admission is competitive, and candidates who are offered a place in the honours year must have demonstrated consistent, high-level performance throughout their studies, passed all units of study, and be judged to have the aptitude to conduct an independent research project.

Honours study will allow you to develop your research skills and make a significant contribution to the development of knowledge within the profession.

Units of study

Further course information

Typical workload and assessment

The honours year comprises 96 credit points (cp) of study in addition to the 96cp completed for the pass degree i.e., a total of 192cp. The honours program is made up of clinical and academic units which include a 6cp research methods unit and a 12cp research project unit.

Honours awards and classes

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Ethics and honours research

As a general principle, any research involving human subjects requires approval by the University Ethics Office, including projects involving the following kinds of methodologies (note: the list is not exhaustive): 1. questionnaires; 2. surveys or interviews (including oral history); 3. telephone interviewing; 4. recording by audio- or video-tape; 5. observations of behaviour (including ethnographic fieldwork). Please note that a key part of the approval process involves ensuring that the University complies with its duty of care to students. Safety protocols must be prepared for all students conducting any research off-campus, whether in Australia or overseas. In addition, health professionals are expected to undertake their duties and responsibilities, at all times, in a manner which is professional and ethical. This also applies to students of the Faculty of Health Sciences when they undertake clinical placements or research projects in consultation with relevant professional bodies http://sydney.edu.au/health_sciences/clinical/essential_preparation/professional_conduct/prof_code_ethics.shtml

Applying for ethics clearance

Please consult your honours supervisor at the Faculty of Health Sciences for advice about ethics clearance applications.

Closing dates for ethics applications

Closing dates for application submissions for 2014 are to be advised.

Postgraduate research at the University

Studying for a higher degree by research in the health sciences at the University of Sydney is a unique opportunity to push the frontiers of knowledge, develop and prove your critical abilities, and expand your career prospects. Our leading research groups in clinical and rehabilitation sciences http://sydney.edu.au/health_sciences/clinical_rehabilitation_sciences/, disability and community
http://sydney.edu.au/health_sciences/disability_community/, exercise health and peformance http://sydney.edu.au/health_sciences/exercise_health/, health systems and global populations http://sydney.edu.au/health_sciences/health_systems/, and medical imaging and radiation sciences http://sydney.edu.au/health_sciences/medical_imaging/ offer flexible doctoral and master's by research programs to outstanding graduates. You can also work closely with a talented, multidisciplinary team in our Ageing, Work and Health research unit http://sydney.edu.au/health_sciences/ageing_work_health/ or our Health Informatics Research and Evaluation unit http://sydney.edu.au/health_sciences/hireu/

Applying for honours

Doing the the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours degree is your chance to become a member of a community of health professionals committed to moving their career forward through research. Under a senior scholar, each student will develop research skills and make a significant contribution to the development of knowledge in their profession

Admission

Admission requirements

Eligibility for the Honours Program is based on the Year 2 Semester 2 Weighted Average Mark (WAM) for both Domestic and International students.

*currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) pass program at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
* completed at least 144 credit points (or will complete by the end of the 3rd year)

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for Domestic students for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours are made through Sydney Student by clicking 'APPLY NOW' - under essentials. For more information about Honours http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/current-students/honours/index.shtml

International students

How to apply

Applications for International students for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours are made through Sydney Student by clicking 'APPLY NOW' - under essentials. For more information about Honours http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/current-students/honours/index.shtml

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount not available for Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours.

Annual review

Annual review not available for Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours.

Additional incidental fees

Additional incidental fees not available for Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students not available for Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours.

Annual review

Annual review not available for Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

Additional incidental fees and health insurance not available for Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours.

Potential for inaccuracy

Potential for inaccuracy not available for Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours.