School of Health Sciences
The Honours programs in the School of Health Sciences are designed to provide students with skills to demonstrate excellence in research with a clear understanding of a research question in relation to current knowledge. The degree program fosters the following abilities and skills: plan, design and perform a research project; collect and analyse data; evaluate data; synthesise results and integrate with relevant ideas and concepts; communicate findings; and put relevant principles into practice.
Entry into an Honours program requires the student to have attained at least a credit average in subjects undertaken during their undergraduate degree. The Postgraduate coordinator and prospective supervisor will determine whether a student's 300-level subjects are appropriate for entry. In addition, admission will be dependent upon the availability of an appropriate supervisor, who must be identified by the applicant before applying for entry.
Students considering enrolment into an Honours program within the School of Health Sciences should first contact the School's Honours Coordinator, Associate Professor Vicki Flood. Please also refer to the School Staff pages.
Further information can also be found on the School Honours page.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) provides exceptional nursing students with the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills beyond the beginning level. There is an increasing need for graduates to develop more advanced and extensive knowledge in the discipline than can be attained in a pass degree. The BN (Hons) may be considered by qualified candidates who have attained a level of scholarship at credit level or above in 300-level Nursing subjects. Admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) will be dependent upon the availability of an appropriate supervisor. Students considering enrolment in the BN (Hons) should first contact the Research Student Co-ordinator.
For further information please contact Ms Angela Brown.
School of Psychology
Honours in Psychology is a fourth year of study accredited by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). It is offered on a one year full-time or two year part-time basis. Psychology Honours is a route to the Postgraduate coursework or research degrees in Psychology. It is also a partial qualification for registration as a Psychologist with the Psychologist's Registration Board of New South Wales - a post degree supervision period also being required. Graduates of the University of Wollongong with a major in Psychology are eligible to apply for admission to Psychology Honours provided that: they have completed an undergraduate degree curriculum with a major in psychology; they have completed PSYC249 Applied Psychology, PSYC348 History and Metatheory of Psychology and PSYC354 Design and Analysis; they have completed at least 76 credit points of Psychology subjects at 200- and 300- levels; they have at least a credit average for Psychology subjects at 200- and 300- levels.
Centre for Health Initiatives
The Centre for Health Initiatives is offering a range of honours scholarships for UOW students who are in their final year of study or planning on completing an Honours year. Find out what's available.