Direct entry Honours programs

If you are not studying in one of the below direct entry Honours programs at ANU, please click here.

  • Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability Advanced (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours)

Dates & deadlines

Semester 1 intake

31
Oct
Psychology Honours Specialisation

Forms for Psychology Honours received after this date will not be considered.

15
Dec
All other Honours Specialisations

 

28
Jan
Honours start date

 

Semester 2 intake

31
May
All Honours Specialisations

Forms for Psychology Honours received after this date will not be considered.

13
July
Honours start date

 

Eligibility and key information

What do I need to achieve to progress into fourth year?

Students must meet the requirements for the first three years of their program and achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark (WAM). This WAM is calculated from 36 units of courses in disciplines cognate to the Honours specialisation (excluding 1000-level courses) with the highest marks. You must also satisfy any requirements specified in the relevant Honours specialisation (see table below to link to Programs and Courses). 

Students who do not achieve the 70% weighted average mark upon completion of 144 units or who do not satisfy the admission requirements specified in the Honours specialisation will graduate from a three year Bachelor degree e.g. Bachelor of Science.

Key information table

What are the admission requirements relevant to the Honours Specialisation?

Click on the link below to visit Programs and Courses. The information is included on the second tab labelled 'Study'.

Who is the Honours Convener?

You are encouraged to contact the Convener if you have questions about the Honours year, satisfying the requirements relevant to the Honours Specialisation and/or finding a supervisor. For questions about how to apply and/or if you are on track to graduate please contact us.

Do I need to find a supervisor? 

Most Honours Specialisations require you to identify a potential supervisor as part of the application process. 

Do I need to submit a Supplementary form?

Supplementary forms seek information about your desired research project and who your potential supervisor is etc.

Discipline specific information about Honours and potential projects on the School website

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Mike Ireland

Yes

No

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Biological Anthropology

Anja Deppe

Yes

No

College of Arts and Social Sciences

Biology

Spencer Whitney (Semester 1)

Marcel Cardillo (Semester 2)

Yes

Yes

Research School of Biology

Chemistry

Mark Ellison, Tristan Reekie

Yes

Yes

Research School of Chemistry

Computer Science

Jochen Renz

Yes

No

Research School of Computer Science

Earth and Marine Science

Rhodri Davies

Yes

No

Research School of Earth Sciences

Environment

Bruce Doran

Yes

Yes

Fenner School of Environment and Society

Mathematics

Joan Licata

Yes

Yes

Mathematical Sciences Institute

Medical Research

Ian Cockburn

Yes

Yes

John Curtin School of Medical Research

Physics

Ilya Shadrivov

Yes

No

Research School of Physics and Engineering

Physics of the Earth

Rhodri Davies

Yes

No

Research School of Earth Sciences

Population Health

Kamalini Lokuge

Yes

No

Research School of Population Health

Psychology

Boris Bizumic

No

No

Research School of Psychology

Science Communication

Merryn McKinnon

Yes

No

Centre for the Public Awareness of Science

Statistics

Anton Westveld

Yes

1-2 page honours plan (statement of purpose)

Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics

When should I start looking for a supervisor?

As soon as you begin to consider Honours, you should check out the relevant Schools website (as linked in the ‘key information table’ above) and discuss any queries with the Honours Convener.

Students are often advised to approach potential supervisors the semester before beginning a research project. Yet, it is never too early to start learning about what research is being done in your field. You may become fascinated with a topic or type of research that is completely new to you! Take every opportunity you have to ask academic staff and students about their research. You can talk to your friends who are doing research, your instructors, course demonstrator's and tutors, and graduate students you interact with*.

*If you are pursuing Honours in Psychology you do not need to identify a potential supervisor.  Students will be assigned a supervisor at the beginning of the Honours year.

How do I find a supervisor?

Visit Finding a supervisor for advice. You are also welcome to contact the Honours Convener for guidance.

*If you are pursuing Honours in Psychology you do not need to identify a potential supervisor.  Students will be assigned a supervisor at the beginning of the Honours year.

Procedure to apply for Honours

Please complete the Science Honours Specialisation form (PDF, 170KB) and submit directly to the College at Science Central (Peter Baume Building 42) or email science.enquiries@anu.edu.au

Some disciplines also require a supplementary form which should be submitted at the same time.  If the deadline is approaching you can submit the Science Honours Specialisation Form without the relevant supplementary form.  Confirmation of your Honours Specialisation will not progress until your supplementary form is received.

Honours Specialisations which require a supplementary form include:

Other Honours Specialisations do not require a supplementary form.

We encourage you to submit your forms as early as possible and prior to the deadlines below:

Semester 1 intake

  • Psychology Honours – 31 October
  • All other Honours Specialisations – 15 December

Semester 2 intake

  • All Honours Specialisations – 31 May

Your documentation will be sent to the Honours Convener to assess if you are on track to meet the admission requirements specific to your nominated Honours Specialisation as outlined on Programs and Courses. The Honours Convener will also confirm your supervisory arrangements.

*If you are pursuing Honours in Psychology you do not need to identify a potential supervisor. Students will be assigned a supervisor at the beginning of the Honours year.

The College will review your student record after results are released to check that you have maintained the progression requirement relevant to your program as outlined on Programs and Courses i.e. a weighted average mark of 70% or 80% to continue onto the Honours year.

In late December or June for mid-year intake (after your final results are available), enrolment instructions will be sent to students who have met the progression requirement and satisfied any admission requirements relevant to the Honours Specialisation. Students also need to have fulfilled the program requirements for the first three years of their degree.

The College will contact students who do not meet the requirements with further information about graduating from a three year Bachelor degree e.g. Bachelor of Science.