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Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

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Overview

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.

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.

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.

Majors

Admission, fees and how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Honours subject areas can vary according to discipline and methodological approach. In Health Sciences, topics may focus on a particular area of health care practice or a topical health issue.

Other projects may examine interventions or strategies that aim to improve health outcomes.

To get an idea of the previous Honours projects in Health Sciences, please view our webpage link below.

Examples of  Health Sciences Honours  Projects

Units of Study

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.

Course opportunities

Professional accreditation

Future study options

An honours degree from the Faculty of Health Sciences can also help improve your weighted average mark (WAM) for entry into graduate programs, and a successful honours result can be a pathway to PhD study.

Graduate opportunities

Your honours project will give you a springboard into your chosen career as you develop advanced research, analytic and communication skills while undertaking independent research. 


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

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


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

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


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

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. 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.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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