Why study Honours with us

Do you want to specialise?  Take your studies and ambition to a higher level?

When you have completed the Honours Program, you will have:

  • acquired high-level communication and technical skills
  • developed a high degree of self-confidence and personal satisfaction by completing a significant piece of work
  • contributed to a research program in the laboratory of your supervisor and maybe even made some 'world first' discoveries
  • given yourself the best chance for future employment or entry to the graduate research program.

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SBMS-Oxford Honours Scholarships

We have established a program with Oxford University (UK), designed to promote learning in the form of special lectures and Honours scholarships for students in the biomedical sciences.


Annually the School hosts two significant events for postgraduate students in schools and institutes. These are the School of Biomedical Sciences International Postgraduate Symposium and the Annual Public Lecture.

These events provided a platform for UQ students, and others within the Asia-Pacific region, to present cutting-edge research in biomedical sciences to peers and mentors.

Apply for the Honours Program

  • Check out the Honours Research Projects (PDF. 530KB) page or view our staff profile research pages to find your research interest. Please then make contact with the prospective advisor. Once there is agreement of supervision, you can then apply to enrol in the Honours program.
  • You should then download the Honours program Application Form (RTF, 214KB) and submit the completed form to the Honours Administration Officer at the School of Biomedical Sciences located in Room 306B, Skerman Building (#65), sbms.hons@uq.edu.au
  • BSc Honours applicants will also be required to complete the UQ Online Application Form, in addition to the Honours Application form.


The School requires a satisfactory background in Level 2 and 3 relevant courses. For Bachelor of Science graduates, the minimum requirement is a GPA of at least 4.5 in the most relevant 8 units of third level (or advanced) study and an overall GPA of 4 (minimum) for the BSc degree. In some circumstances, and subject to the approval of the Head of School and Executive Dean, BSc graduates who do not fulfil the above requirements may be permitted to enter the Honours program if they have a high GPA in other science courses and if their proposed project fits well with their background. Bachelor of Biomedical Science students can check their eligibility to enrol in honours by reading the program rules and requirements here.

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The School has a dedicated Postgraduate and Honours Administration Officer, who can guide you through the enrolment process, assist you in contacting research staff members, and provide other details about joining our School as a research student.

Postgraduate and Honours Administration Officer, Line Pitt, 07 3365 1950
School of Biomedical Sciences
Phone: +61 7 3365 4833