Honours in Life and Environmental Sciences

Honours provides an important year for learning and improving scientific skills. Develop research design and implementation, critical thinking, data analysis, digital literacy, and scientific communication skills.

Employers value and recognise skills gained through Honours, as they are often essential in the workplace. Completing Honours could make you more employable. A Honours degree also exposes you to research of national and international significance. It could lead to further study as a postgraduate student, undertaking Masters by research or onto completing a PhD.

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Missed our information session?

Don't worry! We recorded our 2023 Honours Information Session held on 14 September 2022.

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Project booklet

We provide a number of project ideas located at our campuses. The booklet may be updated as projects change or additional projects become available. Always check with the principle supervisor. You can also contact a Campus Coordinator to discuss your project idea.  

Download the project booklet (PDF)

Key dates and Coordinators

Honours applications for 2023 must be received by the following closing dates:

  • Semester 1 2023: Monday 9 January 2023
  • Semester 2 2023: Monday 12 June 2023

Honours Campus Coordinators can help answer any general questions or discuss your project ideas and program:

How to apply

Your first step in securing a place in the Honours Program for 2023 is to contact supervisors and discuss projects.

After you have had a discussion and agreed upon a project, you will need to complete our two-part application process:

  1. An Honours application form (DOCX, 31.2KB) with supervisor's signature
  2. A formal application through Deakin's applicant portal, attaching the completed Honours application form
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