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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Gatton

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Kick-start your research career and open doors to postgraduate studies by undertaking an honours year in science, specialising in plant science or animal and veterinary bioscience.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
1 year full-time
Course Code
2354, 082958M
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$43,504 per year / $43,504 total

About this course

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) program provides you with the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in an area that interests you under the supervision of an academic staff member.

UQ is the leading university in Australia for agriculture, and you can select projects covering the plant or animal sciences at UQ Gatton. The campus houses production animals, horticultural fields, a plant nursery, post-harvest facilities, research laboratories and greenhouses, a wildlife facility, specialist veterinary and equine hospitals, and some of the best animal teaching facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

During your honours study year, you'll be provided with a grounding in research methodology and then focus the remainder of your time on your project. You'll acquire skills which will enable you to work without close supervision in a research environment in industry or government, or proceed to a higher degree by research.

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What you will learn

  • Spend an extra year deep-diving into your interests through an independent research project in first-class facilities.
  • Gain valuable research and practical skills under the supervision of world-class academics.
  • Open pathways to higher degree by research programs such as a PhD.

Career pathways

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal management officer
  • Biosecurity officer
  • Animal health officer
  • Veterinary nurse
  • Environmental scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Plant metallurgist
  • Environmental adviser
  • Research scientist