An Honours degree is a year-long independent research project that can be done following the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree. Students spend the year in a laboratory in their chosen field conducting research and producing a thesis under the supervision of an academic staff member. An Honours degree allows students to deepen their understanding of a research topic through intensive practical work. Employers regard an Honours degree as a significant indicator of achievement and potential, and it may pave the way for entry into a Masters, MPhil or PhD program.

Students may undertake their Honours project supervised by researchers at QBI after gaining enrolment through one of the University's teaching schools. For students interested in applying for an Honours project in the neuroscience field, application can be made through the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS); more information about enrolment is available here

Students approved to undertake an Honours project based at QBI must also apply directly to the Institute for building access, complete OHS training prior to commencing project work and agree to a Student Intellectual Property and Confidentiality Deed (contact QBI for more information by emailing

Participation in an Honours project at QBI allows students to engage with and experience the rich intellectual resources and facilities of the Institute.

Current projects