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 Statistics, and you may complete the programme in two subjects if desired (combined honours).
For more information about why you should consider studying a postgraduate Science programme at UC, see the Postgraduate Prospectus.
You must have completed a three-year bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 60 points of your 300-level major courses, or equivalent.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
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, and completed 240 points including 90 at 300-level, 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 includes 90 points of coursework and a 30-point research project (or if starting in July, two 15-point research project courses spread over two semesters or the summer months).
It takes 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time to complete.
See the Schedule for the Bachelor of Science with Honours for course requirements for each subject.
Each major option involves 90 points of coursework, and a research project.
Contact Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science for information about these subject areas:
UC offers a range of science-related master's programmes.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Science with Honours with high grades may be eligible to proceed directly to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
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.
- Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pōkai Tara | 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.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2023||120||Banded fee - actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$8,908|
|2022||120||Banded fee - actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$8,670|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||120||This is an indicative fee - total tuition fee will be dependent on your course selection (banded)||$40,000||$34,783|
|2023||120||This is an indicative fee - total tuition fee will be dependent on your course selection (banded)||$41,000||$35,652|
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Bachelor of Science with Honours.
Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Phone +64 3 369 4141