The Honours degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is a one-year, full-time course of advanced study (25%) and research (75%). Completion of Honours allows students to continue onto higher degree study (eg PhD) and provides intensive practical training in current experimental techniques, the opportunity to develop oral and written communication skills and the experience of working in an active, multidisciplinary research environment. Most students start their studies at the beginning of Semester one (February), although mid-year entry (August) is also a possibility. Entry is by merit and open to Science/Biomedical graduates who have completed a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (or related discipline), and obtained an average of at least 3rd class Honours in their third year.
Intended learning outcomes
- Extend knowledge of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and related areas
- Enhance ability to find and critically assess existing scientific information
- Develop skills in communication
- Experience research with the advice and guidance of one of the research groups within or affiliated with the department.
By the end of the year it is expected that you will have learnt from first-hand experience how to formulate questions, design and conduct experiments, analyse and evaluate data, and write a scientific paper/report.
Last updated: 17 March 2020