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Take your passion to the next level with an Honours degree

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program is designed primarily to provide graduates with the skills necessary to pursue in career in research. This one-year program consists of students completing independent research and study, culminating in the production of a research thesis and presentation of a research seminar.

Complete your own research under the supervision of an academic

An Honours degree is an essential prerequisite for entry into postgraduate research Masters and PhD programs. Completion of an Honours year will also help graduates gain employment in their discipline. Honours graduates are highly valued by employers as they have demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, critical thinking and interpretation, and project management.

Key features

  • Complete your honours in one year
  • Pathway to further postgraduate study or employment within your research industry
  • Supervision by an academic

About the program

The Honours program is a one-year program of independent research and study culminating in the production of a research thesis and presentation of a research seminar. Students undertake a program of coursework and research in which they conceptualise, plan, organise, undertake and report on an independent research project, whilst being supervised by a member of the academic staff. Projects in the numerous disciplines vary on an annual basis.

ModeOn Campus
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • January 2020
  • January 2021
  • January 2022
Program typeHonours Degree
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine, Sport
Program codeCC-62011
CRICOS code063044M
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Honours program provides a pathway to postgraduate study, typically Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) or Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences & Medicine).

Graduates may also seek employment as research assistants in various industries.

Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Program - Information Booklet 2019

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Program structure and sequencing

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine for guidance on study plans.

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $12,720 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $13,380 per semester (based on 3 subjects per semester)

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

In evaluating an application for admission to the Honours program, the following will be considered by the Honours committee:

  • ​The undergraduate record of the applicant, and the completion (or expected completion) of a relevant Bachelor's degree. The standard for admission into the Honours program is an overall GPA of 2.0 (credit) out of 4, (equivalent 5.0 out of 7).
  • Candidates must have completed at least 60 credit points of study related to the general area of the proposed Honours research project in the last three semesters of their Bachelor's degree.
  • Candidates must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree that is related to the proposed Honours research project within the previous three years

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Key dates

Applications for the January 2020 intake opens Monday, 2 September 2019 and closes Wednesday, 9 October 2019.

Further key dates can be found here: Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.  

* Applications close at the end of October each year for a January semester intake for the following year.

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