School of Population and Global Health

PH major Honours

Why do Honours?

Completing an honours project allows you to demonstrate to potential employers that you are:

  • a high achiever
  • committed to realising your goals
  • able to take responsibility for a project
  • able to work to a high standard.

It is also a necessary step to postgraduate research.

Contact us

Dr Karen Martin - Honours & Dissertation Coordinator



Future Students information.

Rainwater tank in Nepal Honours is a research intensive, final year of study that gives you the opportunity to gain skills and experience necessary to work effectively in a scientific research career.

If you are a Bachelor of Science Population Health major student, you may be eligible for our honours program.

BSc Population Health Honours

To be eligible for entry into the Population Health End-on honours for the Bachelor of Science, you are required to:
1)    Attain a weighted average of at least 70 percent overall in level 3 units in the Population Health major in the Bachelor of Science; or
2)    Attain an equivalent result to requirement (1) above, as determined by the UWA Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Honours projects

The 2018 SPGH Research Projects booklet contains many projects available for honours programs:

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Units and learning

The units undertaken develop and consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate study, with particular emphasis on utilising those skills in a sustained and purposeful way in conducting independent research. Honours requires application of the teaching and learning from health research methods, health science practicum, and other units in the public health and the science majors.

Learning is through:

  • Independent research under the guidance of a supervisor(s) and supported by seminars/workshops.
  • A range of formative and summative assessment, including four coursework units to give you the grounding for conducting your own research project.  You will also do a proposal presentation (formative), written proposal (summative), supervisor reports (summative/formative), dissertation and seminar.
  • You are expected to attend weekly research seminars.

Population Health Honours Guidebook

Your Honours

  • You take responsibility for your Honours - your supervisor will provide guidance, but you direct the project.
  • Apply skills you have learnt in your studies such as time management, management of information, project management skills (initiate, plan) and computer skills.
  • Apply the research methods and critiquing skills that you learnt in the research units you completed in third year.
  • You need to display careful planning, consistent effort and a high level of organisation.
  • Send documents to your supervisor in a timely fashion; they need adequate time to be able to read and respond to drafts of your material.
  • Discuss problems with your supervisor or the unit co-ordinators early rather than later.

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