Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)

  • CRICOS code: 073113J

Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 2 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


Honours is a fourth-year program which advances your technical sophistication and aptitude for independent research, providing you with a platform toward clinical pathways, further research or a higher degree including the Doctor of Medicine. Enrol directly into real world, cutting edge research under the supervision of renowned experts.

Honours programs in the Biomedical and Health Sciences offer a wide range of study areas within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, part of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, one of the world's, leading biomedical precincts.

The Honours program in Psychology is an APAC accredited Fourth Year Program, which provides an equal combination of advanced coursework subjects and research with leading experts in their field.

How will Honours help you?

Investing in the additional year at University required to complete Honours gives you the opportunity to draw together your early years of study and add significant value to your resume. Honours is very different from earlier undergraduate years, allowing and requiring a greater degree of independence and flexibility that will help you develop the maturity and skills for transition to employment in a range of occupations and industries or graduate research.

How will you be supported?

You will be nurtured and guided by our experienced researchers to become a leader over your project. You will be mentored by our outstanding alumni in the Honours Mentor Program to overcome challenges and prepare you for the future. You will be offered opportunities to showcase your work at the annual Honours Student Conference. You will be supported by our comprehensive student support networks to have a fulfilling and rewarding year.

Applications are now open for 2022 Mid Year Intake. Only the following Honours streams are offering places.

  • Biochemistry and Pharmacology
  • Medical Biology (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
  • Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital)
  • Oral Health Science (Melbourne Dental School)

'Discover Honours in Biomedical and Health Sciences' Information Session (2023 Intake)

Date: Wednesday 10 August, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade Parkville

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Why should you attend the session?

  • An opportunity to speak to the Faculty Honours Program Director Dr. Chris French about the program
  • Hear from our students and alumni about their study experiences
  • Discover the potential opportunities and pathways an Honours degree could lead you to
  • Learn about the application process including where to look for projects and how to list your project preferences from the admissions team
  • Find out scholarship opportunities
2023 StarT YEAR INTAKE Honours Information Sessions/Open Days
Research Institute
Date and Time
Anatomy and PhysiologyComing soon
Biochemistry and PharmacologyComing soon
Clinical PathologyComing soon
Critical CareComing soon
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental HealthComing soon
Medical Biology (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)Thursday 1 Sept, 4.00-5.30pm (in-person)
Tuesday 13 Sept, 4.00-5.30pm (virtual)
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Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital)Coming soon
Medicine (St Vincent's Hospital)Coming soon
St Vincent's InstituteComing soon
Medicine (Western Health)Watch Our Video
Microbiology and Immunology
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Coming soon
Optometry and Vision SciencesComing soon
Paediatrics and Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI)Tuesday 30 August, 5.00-6.00pm (virtual)
Tuesday 6 September,  4.00-5.30pm (in person)
Registration link will be available soon.
Primary Care (General Practice)Coming soon
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentreWednesday 7 September, 4.00-7.00pm (in person)
Tuesday 13 September, 4.30-6.45pm (virtual)
Registration link will be available soon.
Population and Global HealthComing soon