Make a difference with your Honours Degree
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) allows you to complement your undergraduate studies with a focussed research project of your choice.
Completed over a 12-month (three semesters) period, the Honours program is based on independent research and study, culminating in your Honours Thesis and the presentation of a research seminar.
The curriculum includes a program of coursework and research, in which you will conceptualise, plan, organise, undertake and report on an independent research project while being supervised by a member of the academic staff.
An Honours degree is a prerequisite for entry into postgraduate research Masters and PhD programs. Honours graduates are also highly valued by employers as they have demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, critical thinking and interpretation and project management.
Campus and Bond University Experience
Bond University has been ranked #1 in Australia for Student Experience by the Good Universities Guide for well over a decade.
The new Health Sciences and Medicine building (Stage 2 opened in 2019) will be your home base at Bond with dedicated study areas, collaboration spaces and laboratories that you’ll have access to during and after class.
Further afield on campus, the team at the Career Development Centre will help strengthen your interpersonal and employability skills, as well as helping you prepare for the job application and interview process. You’ll also be able to work on real-life projects of your own choosing under the guidance of academics and industry mentors in the Transformer program.
Bond is renowned for its amazing student facilities and social activities, with a huge range of active student clubs, sporting teams, swimming pools, the aquatic centre, student gym, fitness and yoga classes, restaurants and cafes, all right here on campus.
Complete your 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 degree in just one year
- Access to state-of-the-art laboratories and research resources
- Seamless transition to research Masters and PhD studies
- Pathway program into postgraduate study
- Work independently on a research project of your choice, under the supervision of a world renowned 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.
|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 2022: $11,850* per semester average
- Students commencing study in 2023: $12,150* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $35,550
- Students commencing study in 2023: $36,450
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.
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 2022 intake opens Monday, 30 August 2021, and closes Thursday, 21 October 2021.
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.