BSc honours  and BAdvSci honours progams in the School of Biological Sciences

Please contact us at  biology.enquiries@uq.edu.au if you have any questions concerning the honours programs.

Prospective  students are required to organise a supervisor within the School BEFORE completing the online forms. Please complete the following steps:

  • Visit the School's website to view academics in the School - www.biology.uq.edu.au

  • Contact any staff members whose research coincides with your interests to find out whether they are willing to supervise your honours year.

Once your application has been processed, you will be notified of the outcome and will be given further instructions on how to complete your enrolment.

 

 

BSc Honours

Any BSc students wishing to commence the honours program in the School of Biological Sciences should complete the UQ Online Application form. Approval of your application and enrolment in the program can only be granted once it has been established that you have met the all entry requirements (see below).

Entry Requirements

Academic

  • A Bachelor of Science degree

  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or more in 8 units of advanced third level courses that provide sufficient background for the proposed research project. Applicants from other institutions should have equivalent qualifications.

In general, the Faculty of Science expect that Honours students should have completed their undergraduate degree no more than two or three years before commencing Honours. If you completed your degree some time ago, a Graduate Diploma may be a more appropriate route to re-enter academic study.


Other

  • Nomination of a supervisor and project - see information above


Program Outline

The following courses will comprise the year:

  • BIOL6501/BIOL6502 - BSc (hons) Research in Biological Sciences #14
    This course will help develop and demonstrate your capabilities for critical thought and independent research within an area of biology. You will learn how to conceive, design, carry out and communicate science. This course includes a research proposal, proposal seminar, research projectand final seminar. Further information can be found on the course profile.

  • BIOL6402/BIOL6403 - Critical Thinking & Communication in Biology #2
    This course will introduce you to the broader scientific field of biology. It will allow you to read, discuss and present scientific knowledge outside the area of your research project. This course comprises a series of discussion groups. Further and compeltion of a seminar diary. Further information can be found on the course profile.

     

BAdvSci (honours)

Entry Requirements

Academic

  • Completion of Part A and Part B requirements of the Biology major course list.

  • Achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or more in advanced third level courses that provide sufficient background for the proposed research project.

Other

 
Program Outline

The following courses will comprise the year:

 The following courses will comprise the year:

  • BIOL6501/BIOL6502 - BSc (hons) Research in Biological Sciences #14
    This course will help develop and demonstrate your capabilities for critical thought and independent research within an area of biology. You will learn how to conceive, design, carry out and communicate science. This course includes a research proposal, proposal seminar, research projectand final seminar. Further information can be found on the course profile.

  • BIOL6402/BIOL6403 - Critical Thinking & Communication in Biology #2
    This course will introduce you to the broader scientific field of biology. It will allow you to read, discuss and present scientific knowledge outside the area of your research project. This course comprises a series of discussion groups. Further and compeltion of a seminar diary. Further information can be found on the course profile.

Domestic and international students must complete the online expression of interest form and ensure your supervisor emails biologyadmin@uq.edu.au to confirm they will be supervising your honours year.

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