An honours program involves an additional year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study after the completion of your undergraduate program and can be undertaken in the College of Medicine and Public Health or the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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Common questions about honours

Am I eligible for honours?

Honours programs provide a pathway for students who demonstrate academic ability. To be eligible for the honours program, you must have:

  • Obtained a Bachelors degree from a recognised tertiary institution; and
  • Achieved a credit average overall, and a high standard in the area relating to the proposed field of study.

Further eligibility information is available from the College of Medicine and Public Health, or College of Nursing and Health Sciences .

What's involved in an honours year?

During an honours year you will enhance your knowledge and skills in a research and/ or clinical environment. In particular, the honours year provides experience in qualitative studies, experimental design, critical analysis of information, data management and theory generation.

Why should I undertake honours?

There are many benefits to undertaking an honours year. These benefits will vary depending on your chosen field of study but may include:

  • Extending your research skills and knowledge beyond the Bachelor level;
  • Learning advanced analytical techniques and gain experience using state-of-the-art equipment;
  • Working alongside, and learn from, researchers who are experts in their chosen field;
  • Possibly publishing your research findings in scientific journals, bolstering your research track-record;
  • Gaining valuable clinical experience;
  • Preparing for a career in research and development and gaining experience in applying basic knowledge to specific problems;
  • Gain a major advantage in the professional market-place. After completing an Honours year you are more likely to gain employment in an area related to your field of study, compared to graduates who have completed a three year science degree;
  • Gaining admission to postgraduate study or research degree.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Honours scholarships are available and guidelines and application forms can be accessed from the Flinders University Scholarships Office. Applications close at the end of February each year.

There are many exciting honours projects available in the College of Medicineand Public Health, and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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