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Applying for honours

Science

If you are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science and commenced your studies in 2018 or later (or transferred to the new curriculum version of your degree in 2018), how you commence honours will depend on how much of your degree you have completed.

  • If you’ve completed 96 credit points or less, you will need to change to the combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies. You will then be able to undertake honours as an additional fourth year.
  • If you’ve completed 97-120 credit points, we recommend you change to the combined Bachelor of Advanced Studies to complete honours. However, if you are on track to complete two majors, you do have the choice to complete your Bachelor of Science then apply for the stand-alone Bachelor of Advanced Studies to undertake honours.
  • If you’ve completed 121 credit points or more, you will need to complete your Bachelor of Science and apply for the stand-alone Bachelor of Advanced Studies to undertake honours.

If you're completing honours in science, you may undertake the program part time over two years with permission of the Associate Dean. The research project needs to be completed in two consecutive semesters.

Honours programs

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Honours) is a stand-alone (appended) honours program requiring an additional year of study. Information on the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (Honours) and how to apply can be found in Find a course.

If you’d like to apply for honours in Psychology, visit the Faculty of Science honours page for more information.

The Bachelor of Psychology includes an embedded honours program in the fourth year of the degree.

You will need to meet the requirements for entry into the fourth year of the program, and submit an application to the School. You can find information about how to submit the School application on the Faculty's Honours in Science page (under 'Psychology'). 

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) is a stand-alone (appended) honours program requiring an additional year of study. This program is for current students who commenced before 2018 and did not choose to transfer to the new curriculum version of their degree in 2018.

Information on the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) and how to apply can be found in Find a course.

If you commenced your studies after 2018, Honours can be completed as an embedded program in the final year of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

Eligibility

To be eligible you need to:

  • have completed a major in the area of your intended honours specialisation
  • achieve a weighted average mark (WAM) of 65 across all units.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours), you will need to have completed two majors, all core units, Open Learning Environment (OLE) requirements and any elective units.

If you’d like to apply for honours in Psychology, visit the Faculty of Science honours page for more information.

When to apply

Commencing Semester 1 2020
Applications open: Friday 30 August 2019 - Friday 31 January 2020

Commencing Semester 2 2020
Applications open: Tuesday 31 March - Tuesday 30 June 2020

How to apply

You can apply for Advanced Studies honours through Sydney Student (go to ‘Course details’, Apply for Advanced Studies honours’).

As part of your application, you will need to select two honours preferences and a related major for each preference. You will then need to upload a written letter of approval from your supervisor with your application.

If you have already re-enrolled and selected advanced coursework units, you will need to remove these units before you can apply for honours.

What happens next

You can view the status of your application or cancel your request under ‘My requests’. We will email you with an outcome of your application once your semester results have been published.

If your application is successful, you will need to select honours units through Sydney Student. Contact your honours coordinator if you have any questions.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is a stand-alone (appended) honours program requiring an additional year of study. This program is for current students who commenced before 2018 and did not choose to transfer to the new curriculum version of their degree in 2018.

Information on the Bachelor of Science (Honours) and how to apply can be found in Find a course.

If you’d like to apply for honours in Psychology, visit the Faculty of Science honours page for more information.

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) is a stand-alone (appended) honours program requiring an additional year of study. This program is for current students who commenced before 2018 and did not choose to transfer to the new curriculum version of their degree in 2018.

Information on the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) and how to apply can be found in Find a course.

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) is a stand-alone (appended) honours program requiring an additional year of study. This program is for current students who commenced before 2018 and did not choose to transfer to the new curriculum version of their degree in 2018.

Information on the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) and how to apply can be found in Find a course.

The honours program is integrated into the final year (Year 4) of your undergraduate degree. You will complete a 24 credit point research project as well as 12 credit points of coursework.

Eligibility

You need to have achieved a WAM of at least 65 across units of study completed in Year 2 and Year 3 of your undergraduate degree.

Additional information to apply

For more information about applying for honours, contact soles.teaching@sydney.edu.au

The honours program requires you complete an additional year of full-time study. You may request permission from the Dean to complete honours part-time (over four consecutive semesters) if you are unable to complete honours full-time.

You can complete honours at any time after completing Year 3. You will need to suspend your Bachelor Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine for one year (with Faculty permission) while you complete honours. Alternatively, you can complete honours after the completion of both degrees in the combined program.

For more information about applying for honours, contact Associate Professor Roslyn Bathgate at roslyn.bathgate@sydney.edu.au

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