HONOURS

Enhance your career prospects with Honours

The first step in realising this future is an Honours degree, in which you will participate in working on a research project.

The University's Honours Week, 15-19 September 2014, is your chance to attend an information session at FHS. Hear from our academic staff across the disciplines and Honours graduates about the range of exciting research projects available and how to apply.

The benefits of undertaking Honours are many, including obtaining a much deeper knowledge of your academic discipline, gaining a greater understanding of the finer points of reading, writing and critical thinking, refining your presentation skills and developing collaborative relationships with leading researchers in a particular area of your discipline

"Honours can also give you a springboard into your chosen career–giving you a competitive edge in the job market and/or depending on your honours grade, create opportunities for you to pursue a PhD without first needing to complete a master research degree." The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) can help you get that higher WAM to get into the GEMs programs and/or be a pathway towards PhD study.

Honours is open to students who have attained a specified level of academic achievement.

Find out more!

FHS Honours information session
Faculty of Health Sciences
Tuesday 16 September from 12-1pm
E Block E101

Lunch will be provided in the lobby 15 minutes before the starting time.

Register here

What is Honours?

The honours program is your chance to become a member of a community of health professionals committed to contributing to the discipline, contributing to knowledge in the profession, contributing to improving the lives of our target groups, making a difference 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.

Applications for 2015 will open through Sydney Student (the online student portal) on Wednesday 6th August 2014. Please refer to the individual Honours course page for further information and links to apply.

Am I eligible for Honours?

Your eligibility for the Honours Program is based on your Weighted Average Mark - WAM. You must have a WAM>= 65 to be considered eligible for all Faculty of Health Sciences Honours programs. Places are highly competitive and offers may be made at much higher WAMs.

Applicants from the faculty’s disciplines apply in either year 2 or in year 3 depending on their course:

  • Currently enrolled Exercise and Sports Science, Medical Radiation Sciences and Bachelor of Health Sciences year 3 students, who have completed at least 144 credit points (or will complete by the end of the 3rd year), and have a WAM>= 65 (cumulatively for year 1, 2 and 3) can apply for Honours in Semester 2 of their third year.
  • Currently enrolled Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography and Speech Pathology year 2 students, who have completed at least 96 credit points (or will complete by the end of the 2nd year) and have a WAM >= 65 (cumulatively for year 1 and 2) can apply for Honours.

Can external students apply?

The only program that is available for external applicants is the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours). External applicants apply through Sydney Courses - 'Apply Now'

An external applicant is anyone who is a currently enrolled in any other Faculty at the University of Sydney (other than FHS) or a graduate of any other Australian and/or international university.

How and when do I apply?

You can apply now online via your course link below.

Applications are open from 6th August - 31 October 2014.

Our Honours Courses: APPLY NOW

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) Honours
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Honours
Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours
Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS) Diagnostic Radiography Honours

Our Honours Co-ordinators:

Director, Honours Programs:

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)


Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) Honours


Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) Honours


Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) Honours


Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) Honours


Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) Diagnostic Radiography Honours

General information

  • All Honours offers are made purely on the academic merit of the applicants.
  • Eligibility to apply is based on WAM >= 65 as at the end of Year 2, Semester 2 for embedded Honours and end of Year 3, Semester 2 for appended Honours.
  • A WAM>= 65 or greater does not guarantee an offer of a place in the program. Offers depend on the number of supervisors available and the student’s ranking within their discipline cohort.
  • Submission of an application does not automatically imply a firm offer.
  • All applications are assessed and offers finalised by the Honours review committee.


For further information about all our Honours programs refer to the Faculty handbook.

For all general enquires regarding Honours program, email: