Hear from our students on why you should study an honours in medical sciences at the University of Sydney
Students will be part of a multidisciplinary medical and health research environment within the School of Medical Sciences. Projects are available across a wide range of locations including the Camperdown and Westmead campuses, but also through the numerous affiliated medical research institutes and hospitals.
How is the program structured?
The one-year honours program includes a 36-credit point research project giving students access to the latest biomedical technologies, and the chance to work on real world medical problems and contribute to improved health outcomes.
The redesigned curriculum includes two 6-credit point coursework units.
Find out more information about the program here.
What can I study?
Honours in medical sciences is available in ten discipline areas:
Who can apply?
There are three pathways to study honours in medical sciences:
How to apply
To apply for Honours in Medical Sciences, you will need to:
1. Find a project and a supervisor willing to take you on. Search available projects here.
2. Have the supervisor complete the Supervisor Acceptance Form. Download the form here.
3. Submit an Expression of Interest form, using the Supervisor Acceptance Form as evidence of acceptance by your prospective supervisor(s). The Expression of Interest forms can be found here:
4. Submit a formal application to the appropriate course. Please refer to the list of courses above.
The timeline for applications and enrolment into Honours is as follows:
|15 December 2022||SoMS deadline for Expressions of Interest|
|January 2023||Deadline to apply for admission to Honours|
|December 2022 – 13 February 2023||Enrolment|
|13 February 2023||Intensive March (S1CIMR) – last day to add SOMS4101|
Once you receive your offer, you must enrol in the correct units.
|Semester One Enrolments should be:||Semester Two Enrolments should be:|
The timeline for starting Honours is as follows:
|1 February 2023||You may commence your research project, but only if you have completed your enrolment and are therefore insured to attend University|
|13 February 2023||SOMS4101 Research Skills for Medical Sciences (Intensive March) commences – there will be summative assessments starting from 14 February 2023|
|13 February 2023 – 14 March 2023||SOMS4101 teaching dates|
|15 March 2023||Research project commences for all|
Dr Paul Austin
SoMS Honours Lead
Dr Najla Nasr
Dr Carol Dobson-Stone
Anatomy and Histology (ANAT)
A/Prof Barry Slobedman
General Admin queries
The Camperdown campus is centrally located in Sydney near several major hospitals, including Royal Prince Alfred and many world-leading research centres.
The Westmead Health Precinct is the largest health precinct in the Sothern Hemisphere and consists of:
General administrative enquiries:
Admissions & Enrolments coordinators in each Hons area:
Dr. Carol Dobson-Stone - ANAT, CELL, MCHM, NEUR, PCOL
A/Prof. Barry Slobedman - IMMU, INFD, PATH, PHSI
Dr. Najla Nasr – AMED