Honours Thesis A (BHSC4005)


Honours students undertake a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. Each student will contribute to designing and/or implementing an approved research project and submit a thesis describing the project and its implications. In completing the research thesis, the student will work closely with academic staff, normally 2 co-supervisors, who will supervise their research activities. Students will meet regularly with their supervisors; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process and their thesis. Students will attend classes on research methods and statistics, ethics, library skills, writing a literature review, and presentation skills. Additionally students should expect to engage with their supervisor(s) on a regular basis for iIndividual academic/research supervision.

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Further unit of study information


Average seminars/tutorials per week over the 13-week semester: 6 hrs. Wk 1-8: 6-12 hrs. Wk 9-13: 0-3 hrs. Supervisory meetings: normally 1-hr/week (variable)


Research methods assessments (42%); Presentation of the research proposal (20%); Literature review 3000wds (38%)


A list of required and recommended textbooks will be available at the beginning of semester.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Additional Information

This unit constitutes 40% of the final Honours grade.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.