Faculty of Science


Further information

  • Honours Coordinators

Why undertake honours

Completing an honours project allows you to demonstrate to potential employers that you are:

  • a high achiever
  • committed to realising your goals
  • able to take responsibility for a project
  • able to work to a high standard.

It is also a necessary step to postgraduate research.

Student Research Conference

We host an annual Student Research Conference where honours students are able to present their research to academics, industry representatives and other research students.

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is a challenging and rewarding year of additional study.

It enables you to extend your knowledge in your area of specialisation through higher-level coursework subjects and an independent research thesis under the guidance of an academic supervisor.

To be eligible, you must achieve at least a 65 per cent weighted average in the Level 3 units in the major in which you intend to undertake honours.

Honours is usually a combination of coursework and dissertation, although this may vary from school to school. You can find more information on this in the Undergraduate Handbook.

Applying for honours

Current and previously enrolled UWA students apply for honours online through Student Connect (except for Psychology students who should consult the School of Psychology for further information).

Students who have not been previously enrolled at UWA must apply through the Admissions Centre.

Research projects

Each of our schools offers a variety of choices to students who are interested in doing honours projects. The lists of honours topics here are not exhaustive; contact the relevant school for more details.

School of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Climate change valuation, with design effects
  • Farm forestry and forest products trade in WA
  • Fisheries management
  • The Demand for Meat: a meta-analysis approach
  • The price of love: implicit prices for diamond attributes
  • The impacts of ecosystem conditions
  • Farming – is it all random
  • Renewable energy systems
School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Muscle Regeneration
  • Physiology and Neuroscience
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Science Education
  • Science Software Development
  • Sleep Science
School of Animal Biology
  • Behavioural science; animal ethics and welfare
  • Reproductive physiology and technology
  • Comparative neurobiology
  • Aquaculture
  • Wildlife management
  • Zoology
  • Marine studies, and more
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Human Lactation
  • Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
School of Earth and Environment
  • Environmental Science
  • Geographical sciences
  • Geological sciences
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Marine and coastal management
  • Planning
  • Soil science
School of Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Atomic, Molecular and Surface Physics
  • Biomagnetics
  • Field Theory and Quantum Gravity
  • Frequency Standards and Metrology
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Quantum Dynamics and Computation
School of Plant Biology
  • Conservation biology
  • Cropping systems
  • Marine science
  • Natural terrestrial Systems
  • Plant biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant genetics
  • Plant physiology
School of Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health
  • Biomechanics, Motor Control and Development
  • Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Health, Behaviour and Performance Psychology
  • Physical Health and Education
Albany Centre/Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Salinisation
  • Malleefowl research
  • Re-establishment of natural faunal communities in WA rivers
Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Viruses and Autoimmune Disease in the Eye
  • Tracking the fate of an inhaled virus
  • Natural Killer cell and cytomegalovirus interaction
  • CMV induced infectious uveitis
  • Monitoring and evaluating teleophthalmology in Western Australia
  • Monitoring and evaluating a culturally-appropriate teleophthalmology service in Western Australia
  • Induction of Pluripotency in Limbal Stem Cells