Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$8,500.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual CSP fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree with 5.0 GPA over second and third year


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2023 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 30 January 2023

About this program

You've done the hard work to complete your degree and are now keen to put it into practice through a research project. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) lets you take that next step. It is only available if you have achieved a GPA of 5 in the second and third years of your Bachelor degree and have organised your project and a supervisor.

You'll undertake a major research project under the supervision of one of our leading researchers. The degree will be assessed through coursework, research project performance, thesis and seminar. This is the opportunity to hone your skills and demonstrate your research ability under the eyes of an experienced science professional.

Industry and expert connections

Griffith has a proud history of leading the way across scientific research. As a student of the Bachelor of Science (Honours), you'll have access to leading experts from a range of respected University research centres, including the Institute of Glycomics, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, the Australian Rivers Institute, the Centre for Quantum Dynamics, the Environmental Futures Research Institute, the Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre and the Sea Jellies Research Laboratory.

You'll complete your honours project in your chosen specialisation, putting all that you have learnt into a tangible, rewarding project.

Graduate outcomes

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is your pathway to a PhD and a career in scientific research. You’ll also be qualified for higher degree by research studies and scientific research in Australia and overseas. As a graduate, you'll also gain the knowledge required to make successful grant applications in order to further your research.


Fast-track your finish line - With intensive study options (and/or) year-round classes available, this degree can be finished in less time than a standard full-time study load, getting you into the workforce faster.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is offered full-time at both the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses.

Students enrolling in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) are required to complete coursework and a dissertation.


You are required to attend approximately 4-35 hours of scheduled classes per week per course. Classes may be held during the day and evening.


During your enrolment in the dissertation component of this program, it is expected that you will be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible and unstructured. However, you will be required to meet regularly with your supervisor and it is recommended that you discuss the on-campus attendance requirements with your supervisor at the start of the dissertation.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

The Honours program provides you with high level research and problem-solving skills and is a proven pathway to PhD studies. You'll also be qualified for higher degree by research studies and scientific research in Australia and overseas.

Key employment sectors*

  • Petrochemical
  • Health
  • Medical research
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Government

Potential job outcomes

  • Medical researcher
  • Microbiologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biochemists
  • Medical laboratory scientist

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (2125)

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Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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