Neuroscience Honours » How to Apply


  • Prior study - A Science* student should have completed a neuroscience major or specialisation or have a background in disciplines allied to neuroscience (as evidenced, for example, by completion of NEUR courses). External student with a background in neuroscience are eligible to enrol in the course subject to the approval of the Neuroscience Honours Convenor.
  • WAM – Minimum credit (65) weighted average mark (WAM) for overall degree based on stage 1-3 courses is required. An applicant with a WAM of at least 60 will be considered if the weighted average for their level 3 science courses is ≥65%, or if they have done additional training, for instance as vacation scholars and they can find a supervisor to support their application.
  • UNSW applicants must have completed all General Education courses in accordance with the program rules; e.g. for 3991 (BMedSci), 12 units in total taken from outside the Science or Medicine and Health faculties.
  • UNSW applicants must have completed 144 Units of Credit (UoC) for a 3-year degree or 192 UoC for a 4-year degree and satisfied the requirements of the program in which they are enrolled.
  • *This includes students in all UNSW Faculty of Science programs: i.e. Science - 3970, Advanced Science - 3962, Medical Science - 3991, etc. Students completing the 3871 Exercise Physiology program may also apply for Neuroscience Honours if they have met their program requirements with a credit average and can find a suitable project and supervisor. Other students with an interest and some background in neuroscience may be eligible to enrol in the course subject to the approval of the Neuroscience Honours Convenor.

Prospective Honours students are responsible for arranging a supervisor, discussing available Honours projects and eligibility/suitability for the project before submitting their application (please refer to the Honours Supervisors section for a list of supervisors and available projects). Students interested in doing honours with a supervisor in a clinical school/ hospital or who does any research/data collection at the hospitals must be fully compliant with the NSW Health Requirements.

Please see the Faculty of Science honours webpage regarding the application process.