If you want a challenge, an advanced program will give you freedom to push yourself as far as you want to go.
The Bachelor of Science Advanced and Advanced specialist degrees are for high-achieving students who want to take their studies further. In addition to the scientific training available in the base degrees, you'll have access to a number of special benefits and opportunities including:
- Research Assistantships (get paid to work alongside leading researchers on their research grants)
- Vacation scholarships (get paid to work over Summer)
- Study at a overseas university
- Honours projects with an external organisation, providing a link with a potential employer
Honours are available as an additional year of study after completing a Bachelors degree, usually focused on a significant research project. An Honours year is also integrated into all Advanced degrees, which means you can automatically be considered for Honours without having to apply. Honours distinguish a graduate as a high-achiever and it is recognised as a qualification above and beyond a Bachelor degree.
Honours students prove to employers they are independent learners with advanced research skills, vital to most science careers. Completing Honours is also the main path from an undergraduate degree to a PhD. You apply for Honours at the end of your degree - you don't have to do anything now except think of the possibilities.
Honours years and Advanced degrees offer you the chance to undertake a significant research project. This is serious research where you can make a real contribution to the body of scientific knowledge. Advanced science students have worked in teams on research including:
- Designing new antibiotics and cancer treatments
- UV-radiation and protective pigments in Antarctic moss species
Of course there's always new research taking place, with new projects to join - or start. Our research programs are clustered around them: Medical Biotechnology and Biochemistry, Ecology and Conservation and Biology. Our academics are experts in these fields, so most new research at UOW will occur in these areas. However, you can undertake Honours in most related fields.