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.

Entry requirements

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:

* Not open to new enrolments in 2018.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Further study

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.

Career opportunities

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.

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More information

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Science with Honours.

For general information email info@canterbury.ac.nz or freephone in NZ 0800 VARSITY (827 748).

For study planning help contact the College of Science:

College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha 
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 4141
Email collegeofscience@canterbury.ac.nz 

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