An honours year is a year at the end of your undergraduate program that provides you with the opportunity to pursue an independent research project under the guidance of an experienced researcher. An honours degree qualifies you for entry to Higher Degree Research programs such as PhD and MPhil, and equips you with valuable skills including problem solving, critical thinking, communication and time management.

If you have a passion for research and an enquiring mind, you will enjoy the freedom and intellectual challenge of immersing yourself in a research environment surrounded by world-leading scientists with access to the best facilities.

How long does it take?

An Honours program takes an academic year, so from February to November or July to May. Depending on your undergraduate degree, an honours year is either an optional addition or a compulsory part of your degree. 

What assessment is required?

The assessment varies depending on the program in which you are enrolled. One of the main components of assessment is the research project, which you will undertake at IMB. Please visit the website for your program for more details.

How much does it cost?

The tuition fee for Honours will vary depending on the program and/or major in which you are enrolled. 

An indicative annual tuition fee for domestic students in 2018 is A$8,773, and A$40,000 for international students.