There are many reasons to undertake Honours study. You may be contemplating a career in research, wanting to gain experience and skills for a Higher Research Degree such as a PhD, or seeking to improve your employment prospects.
Doing an honours degree enables you to improve your problem solving and communication skills, and gain a better understanding of the research process. Most Honours projects at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture are developed in collaboration with agri-food industries, and can provide students with relevant, applicable, industry-specific knowledge, skills and networks.
Honours degrees enable students to develop skills in independent research, project planning and management, and high level verbal and written communication.
An Honours degree holds prestige and is generally required before admittance into a Higher Degree Research program.
To be eligible, students should have completed an undergraduate degree and a major in a discipline relevant to the research topic being undertaken, or have completed the third year of their BAgSci degree at the University of Tasmania to gain a place in the Honours program:
- Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) - (KLA476/477)
- Bachelor of Agriculture (Hons) - (KLA478/479/485/486)
- Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research (Hons) Microbiology - (KLA462/463/466/467)
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) Microbiology- (KLA447/448/452/453)
Most candidates are based on-campus at a location that is most suited to their research. In some cases, candidates may be externally located but supported with supervision from our staff.
We welcome enquiries from suitably qualified potential applicants.
For more information, visit these University of Tasmania links:
Or, contact the Course Coordinator:
- Dr Beth Penrose (Beth.Penrose@utas.edu.au) | Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, UTAS Hobart campus