Honours is an intensive one-year research focused project that is an optional addition to your undergraduate degree.
In order to qualify for Honours, you need to have completed the undergraduate major in science communication, and achieved an average of 65% or higher in your third-year science communication units.
What will I study?
The major part of your Honours year is a research project that is equivalent to four units (six months) worth of work, which culminates in writing a research thesis. You are welcome to develop your own research project in consultation with your supervisor, but we've also got some ideas for you on our research project page.
As well as the research project, you must complete the following four units: SCOM4402 Specialist Research Topics: You will research and write a literature review about your thesis topic. SOCS5003 Research Design and Resourcing: This unit helps you to develop the research methods that you will use to complete your research. SCOM5302 Contemporary Issues in Science Communication SCOM5308 Peer Review
Student who complete the science communication Honours program are eligible to upgrade their qualification to a Masters with just six months of extra study.
Alternatively, Honours graduates can apply for a PhD project or move into the workforce.
How to apply
If you are currently enrolled in the third year of a science degree, you can apply directly for Honours through your StudentConnect page.
More information about Honours applications and application dates can be found at the UWA Honours website.