Undertaking an Honours project is your first step toward becoming an independent research scientist. For the duration of the honours year you will be immersed in a research environment and work towards solving an important issue related to human health and disease. The Honours program in Immunology provides the opportunity for full-time research on a proposed project supervised by a staff member expert in that field. You will design and carry out experiments to test your hypotheses. You will communicate a research plan and findings through a written task culminating in an Honours thesis. Doing an Honours research project will prepare you for undertaking further research in a PhD or a variety of exciting careers in medical research.
individual work in a research lab supported by an approved USyd supervisor
written examination (80%), oral examination (20%)
Typically a student will have a day supervisor who they meet with daily and an overall supervisor who they will meet with at least weekly. Supervisory arrangement will vary between research groups.