School of Biological Sciences


Bachelors (Honours) postgraduate degrees

Bachelors Honours postgraduate degrees are designed to attract the best undergraduate students commencing graduate-level studies. If you wish to enter this programme you must have completed the requirements for a BSc (or an approved equivalent ) including at least 90 points at Stage III , with at least 60 points from Stage III Biological Sciences and a Grade Point Average (GPA) ≥5 in the best three BIOSCI courses at Stage III.

Bachelor of Science (Honours)


The BSc(Hons) degree is worth a total of 120 points and involves one year of full-time study, or two years part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the BSc. It generally involves completion of 700-level courses and the submission of an honours dissertation. Approval into this program in SBS requires completion of "The Form".

After graduating with your BSc (Hons), you can progress to a Masters degree (MSc). Students gaining first or upper second class honours may be eligible for direct entry to a doctoral (PhD) programme.

BSc(Hons) - Biological Sciences major requirements


As a prerequisite, you need to have at least 90 points at Stage III including at least 60 points from Stage III Biological Sciences. With the permission of the Director, up to 15 points at Stage III in related courses may be substituted.

The requirements are as follows:

  • 15 points: BIOSCI 762
  • 45 points: BIOSCI 788 Dissertation

and

  • 60 Points from BIOINF 701, BIOSCI 724-741, 749-759

or

  • 45 points from BIOINF 701, BIOSCI 724-741, 749-759 and a further 15 points, subject to approval by the head of the department, from 700 level courses in a related subject.