Honours in the School of Medical Sciences
How does Honours help me?
At the end of the three years of university education you may not have developed the skills essential to enter into the career path of your ambition. An honours programme will allow you to develop/improve many of the essential skills including;
- critical thinking
- critical evaluation/analysis/interpretation
- academic writing and planning
- time management
- ability to work independently
An Honours degree in the School of Medical Sciences is designed to ensure that the full potential of a student can be realised. It aims to provide a thorough training in both practical and theoretical aspects of research, providing the student with a sound scientific and research background which will enable them to proceed towards the acquisition of a higher degree, or to move directly into a career, for example, in industry, research, the government service or teaching.
What Projects are Available in mid-year 2013?
The following links are to projects offered for mid-year 2013.
- Pharmacology Honours Projects for mid-year 2013
- Physiology Honours Projects for mid-year 2013
- Anatomy and Pathology Honours Projects for mid-year 2013
How Do I Apply?
To be eligible for entry into an Honours Program you must have a minimum Credit average in in either a major in the discipline you wish to study in, or a major in a related field (ie. if you have a credit average in Pathology this is acceptable to do honours in Physiology). Even if you do not have a credit average with these subjects other subject combinations may be appropriate. Please discuss your 3rd year subjects with the discipline honours coordinator and potential supervisor to determine if you are eligible on a case by case assessment basis.
Download and complete the School of Medical Sciences Honours Application. This form must be signed by the potential Honours supervisor and submitted, along with a current academic transcript, either in hard copy to the School of Medical Sciences Office (Room 131a, Medical School North Building) or by email (including all attachments) to email@example.com.
Students are strongly advised to complete the application process by the 1st week in July to ensure that they can be placed in a research area of their interest. Nonetheless, some Honours projects may still be available after this and students are still able to apply for mid-year honours entry until the end of July 2013.
Download the Honours Application Form here.
*You will also have to submit the appropriate faculty form when you submit the school form.
- Click here to download the Faculty Domestic Application form
- Click here to download the Faculty International Student Application form
The University of Adelaide offers a wide range of scholarships for students undertaking Honours Programs. The School of Medical Sciences also offers several Honours scholarships. More infomation is available here.
Vacation Scholarships in the School of Medical Sciences
Summer vacation scholarships are available this Summer 2012-2013. Please download the following application for more information.
Visit the University of Adelaide Summer Research Scholarships website.
Download the Summer Research Application Form
For more information, please read this Information Sheet.
To determine the types of summer projects available, please look at the research studies being undertaking in the individual disciplines and contact the appropriate supervisor: