Faculty of Science


Further information

  • Honours Coordinators
  • Why Study Science at UWA?

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.

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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 Psychological Science 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.

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
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
Animal Biology
  • Behavioural science; animal ethics and welfare
  • Reproductive physiology and technology
  • Comparative neurobiology
  • Aquaculture
  • Wildlife management
  • Zoology
  • Marine studies, and more
Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Human Lactation
  • Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
Earth and Environment
  • Environmental Science
  • Geographical sciences
  • Geological sciences
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Marine and coastal management
  • Planning
  • Soil science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Atomic, Molecular and Surface Physics
  • Biomagnetics
  • Field Theory and Quantum Gravity
  • Frequency Standards and Metrology
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Quantum Dynamics and Computation
Plant Biology
  • Conservation biology
  • Cropping systems
  • Marine science
  • Natural terrestrial Systems
  • Plant biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant genetics
  • Plant physiology
Psychological Science
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
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
  • Natural Killer cell and cytomegalovirus interaction
  • Improving anti-CMV responses in bone marrow transplant patients
  • Electro-physiology of the eye and its relationship to eye disease and function
  • Development and evaluation of novel treatment option for remote rural communities
  • Bioengineering of eye tissue for the purpose of developing novel treatments
  • Investigating the reprograming of Retinal cells
  • Study and modulation of retinal blood flow to treat eye disease
  • Investigating the molecular regulation of the healthy retina
  • Assessing the relationship of anatomical characteristics such as cone density and retinal function