Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

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

The information about this honours program applies to both future and current students and they should refer to the Health Sciences Handbook for course information.

This honours program is available to both internal and external applicants.

Available Honours Projects: - subject to change and availability.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program will equip students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to ultilise and produce high quality research. They will also learn how to plan, conduct and write up a research project, under the guidance of senior research scholars within the Faculty. The program includes lectures and seminars in addition to individual research project supervision meetings.

Entry to the Honours program will commence in year 4. Students that are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (pass) degree will apply for the additional fourth year for Honours. New external students from another academic institution or within the University of Sydney joining the Honours program will complete one year, which comprises of the Honours award.

IMPORTANT: HONOURS YEAR IN PSYCHOLOGY:

If you have completed the Psychology major within the Bachelor of Health Sciences 3 year degree program, and wish to pursue a career as a practicing registered psychologist in Australia, you need to seek enrolment in the Fourth Year Honours Program within the School of Psychology - either at The University of Sydney or other Universities offering the Australian Psychology Accreditation Councils (APAC) Fourth Year course. The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) year is not accredited by APAC – only the Psychology major for Years 1-3 is accredited by APAC and makes you eligible to apply for the Fourth Year Psychology Honours Program (normally offered only by psychology departments/schools within universities or private colleges of psychology training in Australia). For more information on the Fourth Year Honours in Psychology at The University of Sydney and how to apply, please see the School of Psychology website.

Honours subject areas

What is an honours subject area?

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Further course information

Typical workload and assessment

The focus of the Honours program is on individual research. Students will complete two units of study over the twelve months. In semester 1, students will commence Honours A: Research Design, which covers quantitative and qualitative research methods and will form the development of their research proposal. Students then undertake Honours B: Applied Research Skills in semester 2.Students will develop skills in data analysis and interpretation of the results. They will also learn how to write up and present their research findings. The Honours program culminates in a presentation and the submission of a scholarly thesis for examination, in the form of a journal manuscript.

Honours awards and classes

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (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.

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.

Applying for honours

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (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

INTERNAL & EXTERNAL APPLICANTS - BOTH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL

To qualify for admission to the Honours year a candidate must have:

* qualified for the award of, or been awarded, the pass degree in Bachelor of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney - OR

* qualified for an award or been awarded an equivalent degree from within The University of Sydney - OR

* qualified for an award or been awarded an equivalent degree from another university: AND

* a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for internal and external domestic students for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program apply Direct to The University of Sydney, by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ - as a 'NEW APPLICANT'

All applicants, internal and external will be considered as a new applicant

Domestic and International Student Timeline:

Applications open: September 2016

Applications Close: November 2016 - applications received after this date will not be processed.

Offers available: December 2016

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International students

How to apply

Applications for internal and external International students for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program apply Direct to The University of Sydney, by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ - as a 'NEW APPLICANT'

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Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2015 your student contribution may differ.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

This international tuition fee is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact tuition fees that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.