Take your passion to the next level with an Honours degree
The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
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.
- 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.
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||3 semesters (1 year)|
|Program type||Honours Degree|
|Study area||Health Sciences, Medicine, Sport|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
- Research Preparation & Design (HLSC41-141) (15CP)
- Research Analysis & Communication (HLSC41-140) (15CP)
- Honours Thesis C (HLSC44-142) (30CP)
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 the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $14,070* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $42,210
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 most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
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.
Applications for the January 2021 intake opens Monday, 14 September 2020, and closes Monday, 19 October 2020.
Further key dates can be found here: Bond University calendar
How to apply
* Applications close at the end of October each year for a January semester intake for the following year.
After completing the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program, you could expect to find employment in a range of industry sectors including, but not limited to:
- Health services
- Healthcare and social assistance
- Medical devices, equipment, and hospital supplies
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) graduates may seek employment as research assistants in your discipline.
According to the annual Employer Satisfaction Survey published by the Australian Government Department of Education, employer satisfaction with Bond graduates has been rated highest in Australia for three years in a row.
We believe this is due to Bond’s uniquely personalised approach to teaching, combined with the application of case-based learning that encourages the development of increased analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and a range of broader employability skills.