HONOURS

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 must apply online via Sydney Courses.
Applications are open from 6th August - 31 October 2014.

Our Honours Courses:

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) Honours - Diagnostic Radiography. For further information email:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) Honours - First offered 2016

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) Honours - First offered in 2016

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: