Honours

Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)

  • CRICOS code: 073113J

How to apply

For domestic students

Key dates for 2022 Mid Year Intake

  • Applications now open!

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Overview

Applications are open to:

  • Internal applicants who have successfully completed or are about to complete the Bachelor of Biomedicine or the Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne; and
  • External applicants who have successfully completed or are about to complete an equivalent undergraduate degree

Psychology Honours applicants: please visit the Fourth Year Psychology website for detailed application process. The process and key dates below do not apply to you. Mid-year intake is not available.

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' Webinar - 2022 Intake

Watch Recording

The webinar has covered the following areas:

  • Overview of the program
  • Past student experiences
  • Graduate pathways an Honours degree could lead you to
  • Application process including where to look for projects and how to list your project preferences from the admissions team
  • Scholarships

Application Process

Step 1: Look for Projects and Contact Potential Supervisor(s)

You MUST make contact with potential supervisors either before or soon after submitting an online course application and reach at least a verbal agreement. You can look for projects and supervisors by using the following resources:

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Students wishing to undertake Honours in BioSciences, Human Nutrition or Veterinary Bioscience must contact those departments or schools directly for guidance on their Honours application procedures. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences does not manage Honours applications for these specialisations.

Step 2: Submit An Online Application

Current or previous University of Melbourne student/applicant
  1. Apply online and log in with your University of Melbourne credential.
  2. Enter the course code 'BH-BMED' or 'BH-SCI', or course name 'Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)' or 'Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) to search for the course you want to apply for.
  3. Select ‘MDHS Specialisations’ as the discipline of study in the online application form. Note that part-time study is not available.
  4. Provide copies of official transcript(s) for advanced standing or credit transfer granted from exchange or study abroad or cross institutional studies undertaken outside the University of Melbourne.
New applicant
  1. Apply online and select ‘Apply as a new Student’.
  2. Enter the course code 'BH-BMED' or 'BH-SCI', or course name 'Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)' or 'Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) to search for the course you want to apply for.
  3. Select ‘MDHS Specialisations’ as the discipline of study in the online application form. Note that part-time study is not available.
  4. Provide copies of official transcript(s) for advanced standing or credit transfer granted from exchange or study abroad or cross institutional studies undertaken outside the University of Melbourne.

Step 3: Submit Project Preferences in Sonia

Start Year Intake

For Round 1 applicants, once you have submitted an online course application and met the minimum entry requirements, you will receive an email within 3 working days with your personal login to access the Honours Project Preference System – Sonia. Please follow the instructions to set up your login and submit your project preferences.

If you have submitted an application for Round 2, you will be contacted in early January about project preference submission in Sonia.

You may select up to 4 project preferences in Round 1 or 3 project preferences in Round 2. You MUST contact the relevant supervisor(s) and reach an agreement before selecting their projects. You can log into Sonia to change your preferences any time by the preference submission closing dates.

Mid Year Intake

Once you have submitted an online course application and met the minimum entry requirements, you will receive an email within 3 working days with your personal login to access the Honours Project Preference System – Sonia. Please follow the instructions to set up your login and submit your project preferences. Please note that application assessment will start in March/April. You will not hear from us or receive your Sonia login until April.

You may select up to 3 project preferences. You MUST contact the relevant supervisor(s) and reach at least an informal agreement before selecting their projects. You can log into Sonia to change your preferences any time by the preference submission closing dates.

Step 4: Respond to Your Offer

Start Year Intake Round 1 offers will be issued around mid-December. Mid-Year Intake offers will be issued around mid-July. You must respond to your offer by the Offer Lapse Date noted in your offer letter.

If you have a change of mind about your offer, please DO NOT proceed ahead with accepting the offer. You MUST notify the Honours Admissions Team via mdhs-honours@unimelb.edu.au as early as possible.

2022 Mid-Year Intake Key Dates

Application Closing Date11.59pm Monday 4 July 2022
Project Preference Submission Deadline11.59pm Monday 11 July 2022
Offer ReleaseBy Friday 15 July 2021
Course Commencement DateMonday 25 July 2022
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