Bachelor of Science with Honours
The Bachelor of Science with Honours degree is made up of one full-time year of coursework that includes a research component. Subject areas range from Astronomy to Statistcs and a student may complete the programme in two subjects if desired (combined honours).
For more information about why students should consider studying a postgraduate Science programme at UC, see the Postgraduate Prospectus.
Postgraduate certificates, diplomas and honours programmes require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard. You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.
Qualification specific requirements
Candidates must have completed a three-year Bachelor of Science degree with a high level of achievement in appropriate subjects and/or courses.
Students who have been granted direct entry to 200-level undergraduate Bachelor of Science courses on the basis of high achievement in university entrance assessments may undertake a Bachelor of Science with Honours after two years' undergraduate study.
For full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Science with Honours or use the admission requirements checker.
Qualification structure and duration
The Bachelor of Science with Honours takes one year full-time or two years part-time to complete. Students can begin their studies in February or for some subjects, in July – please contact the relevant department for clarification.
Subjects and courses
Subject areas for the Bachelor of Science with Honours are:
- Biological Sciences
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences
- Computer Science
- Data Science**
- Disaster, Risk and Resilience
- Economics and Mathematics
- Environmental Science
- Evolutionary Biology*
- Finance and Mathematics
- Finance and Statistics
- Financial Engineering
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Mathematical Physics
- Medical Physics
- Plant Biology*
* Not open to new enrolments in 2017.
** Subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due August 2017.
How to apply
Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Science with Honours with high grades may be eligible to proceed directly to a Doctor of Philosophy. UC also offers a raft of science-related master's programmes.
UC science graduates find work in a range of different fields and sectors. Depending on your chosen path, you can become anything from a seismologist to a soil technician, meteorologist to a marine biologist, psychologist to a policy advisor, software engineer to a science writer, forensic analyst to a food technician.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Our Careers, Internships & Employment team can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit the Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Science with Honours.
For study planning help contact:
College of Science
University of Canterbury
Alice Candy House
Private Bag 4800