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Honours in Biological Sciences

The Honours year provides an opportunity for highly achieving students to participate in the research of the School of Biological Sciences during a fourth year of undergraduate study. The Honours program involves the completion of a research project (BIO4100) and advanced coursework (BIO4200). The areas of study encompassed in Biology Honours are:

Honours students work on a research project in collaboration with one or more supervisors from the School's staff. Our research effort spans all levels of genetics and biological organisation, from molecules to ecosystems. Projects within the School regularly attract financial support from the Australian Research Council, government agencies, and industry. Our findings, including the results of many honours projects, are reported in some of the world's leading scientific journals.


Honours 2017 Information session:

Recording of the Honours 2017 information session


A comprehensive guide to the host supervisors, and their research interests can be downloaded here - Honours Projects 2017 (Pdf)

Interested in applying? Read Questions and Answers about Honours to find out more.

Start dates for Biology Honours in 2017 are:

  • Semester 1 start: Monday 13th February 2017
  • Semester 2 start: Monday 17th July 2017


Biology Honours Coordinator (BIO4100 - Research Project)
Assoc. Prof. Anne Peters

Biology Honours Deputy (BIO4200 - Advanced Coursework)
Dr Tim Connallon

Biology Honours Technical Co-ordinator
Kate Elliott

in School of Biological Sciences