UNSW Bachelor of Science (Honours) enables high-performing students to connect undergraduate study with a supervised independent research project.

Taken over one year of full-time study, the honours degree deepens your knowledge in a specialised area, with choices including biotechnology, ecology, marine science, statistics, and more. 

In addition to conducting research and coursework, students are expected to undertake Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) training, attend and present seminars, write a literature review, and write a thesis.  

The degree also provides an academic foundation for students to pursue further study with a Masters by research or a PhD. 

Your Career 

Honours students have the expertise to work in a variety of science and technology-based industries and businesses in management, research and communication.  

Recent UNSW graduates are employed in areas as diverse as: 

  • pharmaceutical and medical research 
  • environmental science 
  • forensic science 
  • food manufacture 
  • meteorology 
  • oceanography 
  • finance.

What Our Academics Say 

“At UNSW Science, we’re proud to promote a diverse and inclusive faculty, which encourages everyone to socialise, to swap ideas and to have a positive impact on the world.” 

Professor Emma Johnston, Dean of UNSW Science  

Find Out More

You can find more information on this degree, including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.