Honours in Biological Sciences

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 2018 Information session:

Information session for 2018 (S1 and mid-year start) will be held on Thursday 3 August, 1pm in the Blue lab.

Recording of the Honours 2017 information session

All practical information on how to apply is here.


A comprehensive guide to the host supervisors, and their research interests can be downloaded here - Honours Projects 2018 (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 (applications closed)
  • Semester 2 start: Monday 17th July 2017 (applications closed)


Biology Honours Coordinator (BIO4100 - Research Project)
Assoc. Prof. Anne Peters
Email: sci-biohonours.coordinator@monash.edu

Biology Honours Deputy (BIO4200 - Advanced Coursework)
Dr Tim Connallon
Email: Tim.Connallon@monash.edu

Biology Honours Technical Co-ordinator
Kate Elliott
Email: Kate.Elliott@monash.edu