Honours in MDHS
Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours)
Course Code: BH-BMEDTo be eligible to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) course, students must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Biomedicine undergraduate degree at The University of Melbourne.
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Course Code: BH-SCIThis course is available to students from The University of Melbourne whose Undergraduate degree was a course other than the Bachelor of Biomedicine AND to students whose Undergraduate studies were completed at other institutions.
The two MDHS Honours courses provide students with the opportunity to integrate their previous science or technology studies with advanced studies in their biomedicine field of interest, and focus their knowledge, skills and intellect on an exciting piece of original research.
Whether you are planning to pursue a career in industry, research, government or communications, Honours will provide you with a great opportunity to complement and expand the first years of your undergraduate science or health sciences degree.
The Honours year draws together the theory and practical skills gained in your previous undergraduate studies, enabling you to develop new research and professional skills and gain in-depth knowledge in your particular discipline.
Each program within the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) is comprised of two components:
- The advanced coursework component provides opportunities for increasing students’ depth of knowledge in their particular areas of interest and expanding the theoretical basis on which they will base their research work. It provides students with the opportunity to develop expertise in the broad scientific field(s) in which their individual research project is placed, including the methodologies of the relevant field(s), and the use of the scientific literature in their specialist area of study.
- The research project provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and technical skills in a supervised research project and develop skills in experimental design, project implementation and in the communication of the outcomes of a research project. The project develops students’ technical and data acquisition skills, their problem-solving and critical thinking capacities in the context of research, their skills in communicating to a variety of audiences and the application of appropriate risk assessment and ethical approval processes.
The MDHS Honours courses can both be taken across a range of MDHS departments.
For a comprehensive list of MDHS departments and Honours contacts, please visit the “Choosing a program” page on the MDHS Honours website at: http://sc.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/why-honours
Please note that Honours applicants who accept and enrol in a place in an MDHS Honours course will automatically be considered for available MDHS Honours scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit.
Please note that the above information is for applications to the Biomedical and Health Sciences Departments ONLY.
Students interested in submitting preferences for projects in Genetics, Optometry and Vision Sciences, Psychological Sciences, Veterinary Science or Zoology, must contact those departments directly.
How to find out about available Honours research projects
The list of MDHS Honours Departments can be found on the “Choosing a program” page at:
Honours Applications and Tracking System (HATS)
The list of proposed research projects will be available in early September through HATS. HATS can be accessed online here: http://hats.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/
Department information sessions
Details regarding upcoming Department Honours Information Sessions will be made available online from July each year on the MDHS Honours website: