FHS 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.

An honours year will give you valuable professional skills, including a much deeper knowledge of your academic discipline, advanced reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, and important insight into the relationships between ongoing research and accepted professional practices.

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. 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.

Honours is open to meritorious students who have attained a level of academic achievement specified by their course rules.

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How to Apply for 2018

Appended Honours

Applications open 3rd week of September for enrolment into the coming year. Apply directly to the University of Sydney by clicking on the 'APPLY' tab via the respective course page link below.

Courses available below:

Integrated/Embedded Honours

Current undergraduate year 2 students will receive an email late October with a request to respond to an expression of Interest for Honours.

Offers will be made from mid-April the following year for intake into the 2nd Semester - year 3.

A Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65 is required to be eligible to apply for Honours.

More information about the Honours units can be found under each course via the Faculty undergraduate Handbook.

Courses available below:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology)- 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 (Diagnostic Radiography)- Honours

Honours Courses & Examples of Previous Projects

Director, Honours Programs:

Please click on your course of interest for examples of previous projects.

Course & Projects Co-ordinator Email
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Exercise and Sport Science
Exercise Physiology
Occupational Therapy
Physiotherapy
Speech Pathology
Diagnostic Radiography

Comments from Honours students

"I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge Honours was, and feel that the experience has helped me to be a better evidence-based practitioner." Anna Grace Francis, Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Occupational Therapy), Honours

"I wasn’t particularly interested in research prior to commencing honours and initially did it for the challenge, however it was an invaluable experience that involved working very closely with leaders in musculoskeletal research and has opened up many doors that I wouldn’t have thought possible." Caelum Trott, Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), Honours