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Honours in life and environmental sciences

Honours provides an important year for learning and improving scientific skills.

Honours in life and environmental sciences

Undertaking honours exposes you to research of national and international significance. Through your research you will learn about research design and implementation, critical thinking, data analysis, digital literacy and scientific communication skills. These investigative, exploratory and lateral thinking skills are recognized and valued by prospective employers.

Honours may also lead to you undertaking further study as a postgraduate student, masters by research or onto completing a PhD.

View honours projects

The School offers a number of project ideas located across our campuses.

Our 2024 Honours Projects booklet provides detailed information on how to apply, grades, academic supervisors and disciplines. Please be aware that the booklet may be updated as projects change or additional projects become available. We recommend you check with the principle supervisor or contact a campus coordinator to discuss your project idea.

Download the 2024 Honours projects booklet


Honours applications for 2024 must be received by the following closing dates:

  • Semester 1 2024: Monday 8 January 2024
  • Semester 2 2024: Monday 10 June 2024

Our honours campus coordinators can help answer any general questions or discuss your project ideas and program:

In addition, a student adviser can assist with information about entry into honours.

How to apply

Your first step in securing a place in the honours program for 2024 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.

Need help?

Our student advisers are here to help you with course advice, enrolment and general enquiries.