Honours Degrees at BASE

The BASE facility offers research projects to students completing honours in Psychology, Physiology and Nutrition. Honours is usually an extra year of study at the end of your undergraduate degree. You normally apply for honours in your third year of study, but some courses include honours in their structure.

An honours degree gives you a competitive advantage in your career due to the higher qualification you will earn. From 2015, all our four-year accredited courses lead to an honours degree. The honours component of the program is embedded into the degree structure.


From earliest times, people have sought to understand the nature of life. We instinctively want to know how our bodies work, how we are born, how we grow and develop, the nature of illness, what happens when we die.

The Department of Physiology offers Honours programs for Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, Behavioural Neuroscience and Bachelor of Medical Science students. As a Department we take enormous pride in the quality of our Honours program and our Honours students. The Honours year is a highly challenging and equally rewarding one where you will take the first steps towards a career in scientific research.

Find out more about Honours in Physiology.


The Psychology Honours program is accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC), and provides intensive research training to permit advanced level study (i.e., PhD, Professional post-graduate degrees) in Psychology. Students who have completed a three-year APAC accredited psychology major sequence are eligible to undertake a 4th year of study in Honours, although admission to the program is competitive and determined by academic merit (at least distinction average (70 per cent) in the four core 3rd year Psychology units).

Find out more about Psychology Honours or view potential student projects.


A Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) will prepare you with the professional and personal qualities needed to cut through the faddy grease, to provide your patients with outstanding, and sound, dietetic and lifestyle advice. This course provides an excellent basis for continuing on to the Master of Dietetics; a direct pathway to becoming a dietician with accreditation through the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

Find out more about the Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours).