Bachelor of Science - Research (Advanced) (Honours)

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

This course offers an advanced level honours qualification with a focus on world-class scientific research and will elevate students into the top echelon of young Australian scientists. It is the perfect platform to specialise in a field that students are passionate about and, if they choose, to transition into postgraduate research studies. If students have a strong background in science and already know they want to be part of its future, then this four-year degree will demonstrate their understanding, extend their discipline knowledge and challenge their thinking. Research studies - a central feature - begin early in studies and lead to a full year of honours studies. Students must maintain a distinction average to remain in this course. Students gain advanced research skills in an area of science as well as competence in generic skills that will improve their employability across a broad range of exciting careers.


Students will complete either 2 major sequences or a minor and an extended major sequence in 2 different areas of study. Students will undertake at least 1 level 3 research project unit during their course, and then will complete a full year of honours studies in 1 of the major areas of study.


  • Applied mathematics
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric science
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computational science
  • Developmental biology
  • Earth science
  • Ecology and conservation biology
  • Environmental science
  • Financial and insurance mathematics
  • Genetics
  • Geographical science
  • Human pathology
  • Immunology
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant sciences
  • Psychology
  • Pure mathematics
  • Zoology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or a study score of 30 in any other English, a study score of at least 30 in mathematical methods (any) and in two of biology, chemistry, geography, physics or specialist mathematics

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Clayton International: $178,000
  • ATAR: 87.55
  • Full-time : 4 years

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