A challenging and rewarding year of additional study.

An honours program provides a challenging and rewarding year of additional study to your undergraduate degree. This course will equip you with an opportunity to integrate previous knowledge acquired through your undergraduate degree with advanced studies in a specialised field while working on an exciting piece of original research.

Honours is a one-year program, and is a pathway to further studies in research higher degrees such as a PhD.

There are two components within an honours program:

  1. Advanced coursework

    The advanced coursework component provides opportunities for increasing students’ depth of knowledge in their particular areas of interest and expanding the theoretical basis on which they will undertake their research work.

    It provides students with the opportunity to develop expertise in the broad scientific field(s) in which their individual research project is placed, including the methodologies of the relevant field(s), and the use of the scientific literature in their specialist area of study.

  2. Research project

    The research component of an honours program provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and technical skills in a supervised research project, and develop skills in experimental design, project implementation and the communication of the outcomes of a research project. The project develops students’ technical and data acquisition skills, their problem-solving and critical thinking capacities in the context of research, their skills in communicating to a variety of audiences, and the application of appropriate risk assessment and ethical approval processes.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Environments (Degree with Honours) programs are prescribed 100-point programs (equivalent to eight 12.5-point subjects) comprising advanced coursework and research project components.

The balance between the advanced coursework and research project components may vary from program to program, which each comprising at least 25 points and no more than 75 points of the 100-point program respectively. The balance specific to each program will be specified in the University Handbook entry for each program.


Landscape Management


  • Both intakes
  • Part time study: No

Application Process:

  • Students are required to nominate a supervisor and research project. Students are encouraged to research potential Landscape Management projects and contact the relevant staff members.
  • Apply for the course via my.unimelb (current students); or via the Future Students website (non-Unimelb students only)
  • Students are required to nominate a potential research project and supervisor within the online application.

Further Information


Environmental Geography


  • Start year intake, round 1 only
  • Part time study: No

Application Process:

NOTE: All applications required a completed supervisor allocation form.

Further Information

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