Honours Programs

The Honours courses offered at Hudson Institute aim to provide students with a higher level of experience in independent analysis and research in their chosen area of expertise.

Each Honours course has its own requirements and deadlines.  Therefore, it is advisable to check the relevant Faculty and department websites, and begin looking for potential research projects/supervisors early in second semester.

Once you have completed your undergraduate degree, you can choose to do either a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) or a Bachelor of Science (Honours) program through the Institute.

Alternatively, students undertaking an undergraduate MBBS course can choose to undertake a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) (see ‘Course Options’ below) after completing at least the first two years of their degree. Graduate entry MBBS students are eligible after one year of study. Students are also able to use their honours research to continue on to a PhD and graduate with a combined MBBS/PhD degree.

Firstly and most importantly, carefully choose an area (or areas) of research that interest and excite you. Thoroughly read the available student projects and the Hudson Institute website to identify the Research Centres that have the project/s you are most interested in. Then call or email the relevant contact provided and arrange a time to chat about their research and meet their team. You can do this at anytime throughout the year. And don’t forget to make the most of the annual Graduate Research Expo; it’s a great way to explore the wide range of potential projects available and meet the researchers and current students.

Course Options

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)

You must meet the requirements of the department in which you have majored; for students this is usually a distinction grade average (70%) across BMS3021 and BMS3042, and 12-24 points of studies at level three units. Acceptance of external applicants is based on an individual assessment of their academic record in relevant areas of study.

The Biomedical Research Project component of your Honours year (BMS4100) is run by the Hudson Institute and School of Clinical Sciences (SCS) , based at the Monash Medical Centre, and the coursework component of your Honours year (BMS4200) is run jointly by Hudson Institute, SCS and the School of Biomedical Sciences.

The BMS Honours application form can be accessed from: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/biomed/honours

Application instructions: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/bmedsci/how-to-apply.html

Contact: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours): Associate Professor Mark Hedger (email: mark.hedger@hudson.org.au)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

You must meet the requirements of the department in which you intend to undertake the coursework component of the course.  This is usually a distinction grade average (70%) or above, in 24 points of studies in relevant units at level three.  The coursework component of your Honours year will be run by the department in which you enrol.  This will be the one most appropriate to your research component, and need not necessarily be the one in which you undertook your level three major studies.  Your research component can be carried out at the Hudson Institute (MMC4100).

Apply online at E-Admissions: http://www.monash.edu/science/current-students/science-honours

For further information regarding enrolment contact the Honours Coordinator in your Department or the Hudson Institute BSci (Hons) Coordinator, Associate Professor Mark Hedger (email: mark.hedger@hudson.org.au)

Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

You must meet the requirements of the department in which you have majored; for students this is usually a distinction grade average (70%) across BMS3021 and BMS3042, and 12-24 points of studies at level three units. Acceptance of external applicants is based on an individual assessment of their academic record in relevant areas of study.

The Biomedical Research Project component of your Honours year (BMS4100) is run by the School of Clinical Sciences (SCS) / Hudson Institute, based at the Monash Medical Centre, and the coursework component of your Honours year (BMS4200) is run jointly by SCS / Hudson Institute and the School of Biomedical Sciences.

The BMS Honours application form can be accessed from: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/biomed/honours

Apply online at E-Admissions: http://applicant.connect.monash.edu/connect/webconnect

For further information regarding enrolment contact Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) Coordinator: Dr Anthony White (email: anthony.white@monash.edu)