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What is Honours?

Honours is an advanced, supervised investigation of a selected research topic culminating in the writing of a research thesis.

  • Honours provides training in research
  • Develop organisational, analytical and problem solving skills to an advanced level
  • Learn skills in critical thinking, self-reliance, initiative, ability to present arguments rationally, report writing and communication
  • Ability to work independently
  • Gain proficiency in a range of transferable skills such as project management

Pathways from Honours

Studying an Honours Degree opens a pathway to a PhD and a career in research.

honours pathway

Honours Programs Available

Honours are linked to 12 of our majors.

The majors that Honours projects are attached to are:

How to apply

  1. Check out what research projects are currently on offer.
  2. Download and complete the Honours application form
  3. Submit your application online or apply in person.
  4. Check what grants or scholarships may be applicable to you.

Honours Chairs

The School of VLS has a number of academic staff members who act as Honours chairs in discipline areas and an HDR and Honours coodrinator who tou can contact to discuss specific issues with your study.

Jacqueline Dyer - HDR and Honours Coordinator
Jacqueline's office is in the Loneragan Building (235) room 3.036G
Phone: 08 9360 6402
Email: J.Dyer@murdoch.edu.au

Dr Wayne Reeve - Honours Chair for Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Conservation & Wildlife Biology, Marine Science, Forensic Biology and Toxicology
Wayne's office is in the Biological Sciences Building (240) room 3.031
Phone: 08 9360 2631
Email: W.Reeve@murdoch.edu.au

Dr Jason Terpolilli - Honours Chair for Molecular Biology, Crop & Pasture Science
Jason's office is in the Biological Sciences Building (240) room 3.033
Phone: 08 9360 6104
Email: J.Terpolilli@murdoch.edu.au

Dr Andrew Currie - Honours Chair for Biomedical Science, Veterinary Biology
Andrew's office is in the Veterinary Biology Building (250) room 3.043
Phone: 08 9360 7426
Email: A.Currie@murdoch.edu.au

Dr Jennifer Verduin - Honours Chair for Environmental Science, Environmental Management & Sustainability
Jennifer's office is in the Physical Sciences Building (340) room 2.036
Phone: 08 9360 6412
Email: J.Verduin@murdoch.edu.au

Dr David Miller - Honours Chair for Animal Science and Animal Health
David's office is in the Veterinary Biology Building (250) room 2.024
Email: D.Miller@murdoch.edu.au