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Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours)

Students who have fulfilled the requirements of a Bachelor of Marine Science, and achieved the required academic standard, may undertake an Honours degree – a year of research training in the discipline.

The honours degree provides you with the first real opportunity to undertake research on a topic of your interest.

The honours year is particularly important as it represents a gateway to future research opportunities, both in the form of higher research degrees and as a career in research, or other vocations that require advanced analytical and research skills.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
Students may apply to enrol in an Honours degree after the requirements of the pass degree have been fulfilled, normally at the prescribed academic standard. This standard is usually an average of at least credit level for the 300-level subjects in the major study. Admission to Honours is by recommendation of the relevant Head of the Academic Unit and approval by the Dean or Associate Dean of the Faculty, and acceptance by an academic supervisor in the discipline.

By arrangement with the academic units involved, it is possible to undertake Joint Honours, a research thesis spanning two disciplines.

Students proceeding directly from a 3-year degree to Honours do not graduate until after they have completed Honours. However, it is possible to graduate with a Pass Degree and then decide to undertake Honours at a later date, either at this University or at another University. Graduates from other Universities may also apply to undertake Honours at the University of Wollongong.

Course Requirements
To graduate with a Bachelor of Marine Science Honours degree, candidates undertake a Marine Science research thesis together with any other required assignments and seminars.

Students enrol in the appropriate 400-level Honours subject, as follows.

Course Program

Subject   Credit Points
Marine Science Honours
MARE401 Marine Science Honours 48

Other Information
For further information contact the Head of the Academic Unit in the particular discipline, or the Faculty of Science Office, 41.258, or telephone 42213481, web site: www.uow.edu.au/science/

Marine Science Honours Coordinator: Associate Professor Chris Fergusson, Room 41.107, telephone 4221 3860, email cferguss@uow.edu.au


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