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Bachelor of Science with Honours, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
The Bachelor of Science with Honours at University of New England is an intensive year-long program that enables students to research a topic they are passionate about. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own original project and conduct research under the guidance of a supervisor who is a specialist in the relevant field. 
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The Bachelor of Science with Honours at University of New England requires completion of a thesis and students also undertake a discipline based learning program, which is designed in consultation with the supervisor, comprising coursework/direct reading/seminar presentation.

This is the final year of undergraduate study for most students and provides an avenue into postgraduate study and improves career prospects. 

Students who complete an honours year can demonstrate to future employers that they have advanced science skills and the ability to manage and independently produce high quality work.

Programs are available in a wide range of areas in the Sciences and include Agronomy, Animal Science, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computational Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Geography, Geoscience, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Physiology, Psychology and Zoology.

Career Opportunities

Exciting research career options are possible in industry, government, universities and research organisations such as CSIRO, Australian Nuclear Service and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). 

There are also opportunities in the departments of primary industries, resource management, water and land resources, environmental protection authorities, forestry commissions, national parks and wildlife services, water and soil conservation. 

Other career opportunities include positions in computing, consulting, botanical gardens, museums, herbaria and zoos, manufacturing, electronics, mining (rehabilitation, waste control and treatment) and in the oil industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Professional Practice  
  • Advanced Research Skills 
  • Advanced Topics in Psychology 
  • Psychology Honours Thesis or
  • Psychology Honours Thesis- Neuroscience 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

CRICOS Code 000469G

A candidate shall:

  • hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Science from the University of New England or an equivalent AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification in a relevant discipline; and
  • have achieved a GPA of 5.5 or better in the undergraduate degree; or a credit average in at least 24 credit points at 300-level in Science units from an area releated to the major/discipline area.

Admission to candidature shall be determined by the Bachelor of Science Honours Course Coordinator in consultation with the relevant Head of School.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31600 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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