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 2019 Information session:

Information session for 2019 (S1 and mid-year start) will be held in September 2018. Date to be advised.

Recording of the Honours 2018 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, S2 (Pdf)

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

Start dates for Biology Honours in 2018 are:

  • Semester 1 start: Monday 19th February 2018 (CLOSED)
  • Semester 2 start: Monday 16th July (application close date 29 June, 2018)


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

Biology Honours Deputy (BIO4200 - Advanced Coursework)
Dr Chris Johnstone
Email: christopher.johnstone@monash.edu

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