Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
- From the very beginning of your degree you’ll work alongside distinguished researchers and contribute to scientific research - essentially giving you a research apprenticeship.
- Embark on an excellent pathway to further studies in medicine or a higher degree by research, such as a PhD.
- Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market, prove your leadership potential and provide a pathway into future research and learning.
Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:
- Archaeological Science
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
How you'll learn
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Overseas study
- Research experience
- Laboratory work
What you'll study
At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:
- Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Advanced Genetics
- Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic Properties of Crystals
- Advanced Organic Chemistry
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:
- Palaeo-environmental scientist
- Biodiversity project officer
- Exploration technician
- Biomedical scientist
- Wildlife management officer
- Mine geologist
- Quantitative researcher
- Materials scientist
Next steps after graduation
You will find expanding career possibilities in diverse roles within the government, health, corporate, environmental and financial sectors, and in research organisations globally.
Advanced science is also an excellent pathway into medicine or a higher degree by research, such as a PhD.
You can apply your skills in a range of industries, including:
- research organisations
- government agencies
- industrial organisations
- hospitals and the healthcare system
- marine preservation authorities
- secondary schools (with further study)
- environmental organisations including planning and site assessment
- operations research and logistics consultancies and corporations
- financial enterprises.
- General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Specialist Mathematics or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C), at least one of which must be Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank||IB|
These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2023. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.
Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR you could secure an offer for your preferred program.
English language requirements
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.
Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.
BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.
OET is not accepted.
There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Entry score range
This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Advanced Science (Hons) for Semester 1, 2023
|Without adjustments||With adjustments|
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Need help meeting the entry requirements?
We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.
If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
- This program includes majors and minors that may require completion of one or more field trip courses that may incur additional costs. Please check the course descriptions for more information.
Domestic places in the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program.
If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is:
- To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
- To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.
Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.
We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.
A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.
If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.