Honours Major

Veterinary Biology

This is an additional year of study designed to further the knowledge you’ve developed throughout your undergraduate Veterinary Biology course.

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BH-VET
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Overview

If you receive excellent results throughout your undergraduate Veterinary Biology degree, you may be eligible to undertake Honours in Veterinary Biology.

This is an additional year of study designed to further the knowledge you’ve developed throughout your undergraduate Veterinary Biology course.

Working closely with an academic, you’ll undertake an intensive research project on a topic of your choice, and further develop your research ability through an advanced research skills unit.

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Entry requirements

Select which option best describes your path to university :
Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
University study

Successful completion of at least 2 years.

University study

Minimum academic requirement

Minimum English requirement

Successful completion of at least 2 years.

Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
Overseas Year 12
Please refer to the information under the country of study.
Please refer to the information under the country of study.
Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP)
CPS 78 or higher.
75% in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS).
Minimum Selection Rank (WA/ACT/NSW/NT/SA/TAS/VIC)
94

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following (or interstate equivalent):

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

Or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.

Or evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic applicants only)​.

Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
Overall Position (OP) of 2 or lower.

Sound Achievement (4) or better in a Queensland Studies Authority approved subject of one of the following:

  • English
  • English Extension (Literature)
  • English for ESL Learners.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).


Extenuating circumstances

Extenuating circumstances will not be granted for direct entry into the Veterinary Science program. If you have extenuating circumstances please apply for a pathway course in Animal Health or Animal Science.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Total score of 36 or higher.

Higher level (HL): 7 or better.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).


GCE A Levels

Aggregate of 14 points from:

  • A maximum of the best three A-level subjects; OR
  • A combination of A-level and AS-level subjects

 

At least two A-level subjects are included in the calculation

AS-level subject attempted at A-level is not eligible to be included

 

A-level grades (A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

AS-level grades (A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5)

A Levels:
C in English Language or English Literature or Knowledge and Inquiry.
AS Level:
 B in English Language or English Literature or Knowledge and Inquiry.

Overseas Year 12

Minimum academic requirement

Please refer to the information under the country of study.

Minimum English requirement

Please refer to the information under the country of study.
Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP)

Minimum academic requirement

CPS 78 or higher.

Minimum English requirement

75% in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS).
Minimum Selection Rank (WA/ACT/NSW/NT/SA/TAS/VIC)

Minimum academic requirement

94

Minimum English requirement

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following (or interstate equivalent):

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

Or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.

Or evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic applicants only)​.

Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

Minimum academic requirement

Overall Position (OP) of 2 or lower.

Minimum English requirement

Sound Achievement (4) or better in a Queensland Studies Authority approved subject of one of the following:

  • English
  • English Extension (Literature)
  • English for ESL Learners.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).


Extenuating circumstances

Minimum academic requirement

Extenuating circumstances will not be granted for direct entry into the Veterinary Science program. If you have extenuating circumstances please apply for a pathway course in Animal Health or Animal Science.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Minimum academic requirement

Total score of 36 or higher.

Minimum English requirement

Higher level (HL): 7 or better.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).


GCE A Levels

Minimum academic requirement

Aggregate of 14 points from:

  • A maximum of the best three A-level subjects; OR
  • A combination of A-level and AS-level subjects

 

At least two A-level subjects are included in the calculation

AS-level subject attempted at A-level is not eligible to be included

 

A-level grades (A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

AS-level grades (A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5)

Minimum English requirement

A Levels:
C in English Language or English Literature or Knowledge and Inquiry.
AS Level:
 B in English Language or English Literature or Knowledge and Inquiry.

Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
AQF Certificate Level
No direct entry.
No direct entry.
AQF Certificate Level

Minimum academic requirement

No direct entry.

Minimum English requirement

No direct entry.
Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
No direct entry.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Written English Score of 140 (145 if taken ​prior to May 2010).

Mature Age Pathway (MAP)
No direct entry – consider Animal Science pathway.
No direct entry.
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Minimum academic requirement

No direct entry.

Minimum English requirement

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Written English Score of 140 (145 if taken ​prior to May 2010).

Mature Age Pathway (MAP)

Minimum academic requirement

No direct entry – consider Animal Science pathway.

Minimum English requirement

No direct entry.
Completion of a Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in the same discipline or cognate area with a Credit average (GPA 2); subject to availability of a suitable supervisor and approval by the School Dean. Students interested in enrolling in Honours are advised to contact the Academic Chair before application to discuss supervision of their potential research project.

English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which for most courses can be demonstrated by providing evidence that you have completed Year 11 and 12 in Australia at any level if you are a domestic student, or through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai  and Singapore campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai  and Singapore campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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Fees and scholarships

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Whether you’re a high achiever or have experienced hardship, we offer a wide range of scholarships and awards to students from all walks of life. Explore our scholarships to find the ones you could be eligible for as a new Murdoch student as well as what's available throughout your degree.

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How much will it cost?

Instead of paying an overall course fee, you pay for the individual units you enrol in. The total course cost will vary depending on the units you choose.

Following your successful application, you’ll receive a Letter of Offer which will contain specific course and fee information.

If you are applying for an undergraduate course, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Postgraduate programs are full fee paying, unless indicated otherwise in your Letter of Offer.

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Scholarships

Make the most of your university experience by reducing the financial costs with a scholarship. Our International Welcome Scholarship offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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