Honours Research Opportunites

An Honours degree allows an undergraduate student the opportunity to conduct a year of scientific research under the guidance of an experienced researcher. An Honours degree improves your career prospects as well as well as introducing you to the pursuits of university-based academic study.

The Discipline of Biomedical Science welcomes students that have completed or are about to complete the requirements for a pass degree in a science-related field to undertake an Honours year under the supervision of a member of our academic staff. If you are studying towards the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci), Bachelor of Health Science (BHlthSci), or similar degrees then you are likely to be eligible to enroll in an Honours program.

The Discipline of Biomedical Science is a part of the Sydney Medical School and the Bosch Institute. As such there is a large array of research resources including a molecular biology facility; an advanced microscopy facility housing confocal and multiphoton microscopes and laser microdissection equipment; and a flow cytometry laboratory, amongst other resources.


For an Honours year, there are particular Honours requirements that include writing a thesis of approx. 25,000 words due in October-November and a 20 minute seminar where you present the results of your research. Honours students are also required to attend regular meetings (1-1.5 hr/week during semester). During these meetings the student will be required to present additional seminars about their project to their Honours cohort.

Honours Scholarships

The University of Sydney offers 100 Honours Scholarships to students every year. Each scholarship is worth $6000. Honours scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and personal attributes such as leadership and creativity. Please see this website for more information.

More general information on Honours at The University of Sydney can be found here:

For more information on Honours in The Discipline of Biomedical Science please contact

  • Honours Coordinator:
    Dr Jaimie Polson
    Discipline of Biomedical Science
    Room L228
    Tel. +61 2 9351 9353