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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Open up pathways to further research, postgraduate study options and exciting career opportunities by undertaking an additional year of study to obtain your honours.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) program provides an opportunity to pursue an independent research project in your area of interest as an additional year of study, essentially giving you a research apprenticeship.

During your honours year, you'll work under the guidance of a researcher on a specific project of interest to them. You'll learn about the research environment, how to perform critical experiments and analyse data, and how to communicate and present your results.

As a UQ Science Honours graduate, you'll have the skills that enable you to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government or to proceed to a research higher degree.

Program highlights

  • Tailor your studies to your interests and career goals with a flexible program that gives you the freedom to follow your scientific passion.
  • Work under the guidance of a researcher and learn about the research environment, how to perform critical experiments and analyse data, and how to communicate and present your results.
  • Be in high demand by employers for your ability to work independently.

Fields of study
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Anatomy
  • Archaeological Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Coastal and Ocean Science
  • Computer Science
  • Developmental Biology
  • Drug Design and Development
  • Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Science
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Food Technology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Geographical Sciences
  • Immunology
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasitology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Statistics
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Zoology

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Gatton

Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.

Intakes

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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biopharmaceutical scientist
  • Academic researcher
  • Animal research scientist
  • Research officer
  • Clinical genetics scientist
  • Marine research officer
  • Environment and sustainability consultant
  • Conservation researcher
  • Data scientist
  • Food technologist

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
All fields of study (excluding Psychology)-
Bachelor of Science (or equivalent), with:

  • an overall GPA of 4, and
  • a GPA of at least 4.5* for 8 units of courses at level 3 or higher relevant to the honours project, and
  • have secured an honours project and supervisor, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

* GPA of at least 5 for the Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics fields of study.
Psychology field of study-
Bachelor of Science (or equivalent), with:

  • a GPA of at least 5 for level 2 and 3 courses in the Psychology extended major, and
  • satisfied any additional requirements set by the head of school.

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