Faculty of Health

Honours program

What is honours?

Honours is a fourth year of specialised study taken after a three-year degree. Honours programs provide an introduction for undergraduate students to research and research training and/or advanced study for professional training through research and additional coursework.

Honours programs comprise a combination of
specialised coursework and a research project. Your research project will be individually supervised by a highly qualified and experienced staff member.

What's in it for me?

  • Personal satisfaction with your achievements.
  • You will be more competitive in the job market.
  • Success in honours will qualify you to do a PhD or other degree.

Can I apply for honours if I'm not a Deakin student?

Yes, applications are welcome from outside Deakin.

Why do honours?

The Faculty of Health has highly skilled researchers with a broad range of expertise in academic and industry research. They have many years of supervision experience and are enthusiastic in encouraging research degrees.

Available honours courses:


Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours) H412
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) H400
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) H355
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) H330


Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Honours) H413


Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) H421

Nutrition and food

Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition (Honours) H418


Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours) H451
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours) H450

Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) H452


Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours) H442

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16th August 2012