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.
Specific entry 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 the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Science with Honours or use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
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.
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*
See the Bachelor of Science with Honours schedule for course options and requirements for each subject.
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 the College of Science:
College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800