Honours

Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours)

  • CRICOS Code: 073113J

How to apply

For Domestic students

Key dates for 2021 Start 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.

'Discover Honours' Webinar - 2022 Intake (Wednesday 18 August , 12:30-1:30pm)

Watch Recording

The webinar will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Speak to the Faculty Honours Program Director Dr. Chris French about the program
  • Hear from our students about their study experiences
  • Discover graduate 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 more about 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. Select ‘MDHS Specialisations’ as the discipline of study in the online application form. Note that part-time study is not available.
  3. 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. Select ‘MDHS Specialisations’ as the discipline of study in the online application form. Note that part-time study is not available.
  3. 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

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 and mid-year. 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.

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 on a rolling basis. 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.

You may be considered for Round 2 if you have met the minimum entry requirements but are not made a Round 1 offer for Start Year Intake.

2022 Start Year Intake Key Dates

Round 1 Application Closing DateSunday 31 October 2021
Round 1 Project Preference Submission DeadlineFriday 12 November 2021
Round 1 OffersBy Friday 17 December 2021
Round 2 Application Closing DateFriday 21 January 2022
Round 2 Project Preference Submission DeadlineFriday 28 January 2022
Round 2 OffersBy Monday 7 February 2022
Course Commencement DateMonday 14 February 2022
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