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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Clayton International: $164,000
  • ATAR: 91
  • Full-time : 4 years

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