Looking to do Honours in Biochemistry?

Use the Department's new video tool to discover a research project that matches your interests.

Honours can give you a taste of what working as a biomedical scientist would be like as a career. It will allow you to show your academic excellence in an area of special interest to you and provides an entry point for further research higher degree study like a PhD.

Find an Honours Research Project

Do you want to research the MOLECULES AND PATHWAYS that become deregulated and lead to the development of CANCERS? Perhaps ENGINEER proteins and cells to have new and improved FUNCTIONS? Or are you interested in developing new drugs to kill PATHOGENS and understand how they develop DRUG RESISTANCE?

You can learn more about these research areas and many more using the video tool from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. You will hear from researchers in the Department, find out about their lab, its research and potential Honours projects.

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How to apply

For application details and to watch the 2021 Honours & Masters Info session visit Honours & Masters by Coursework.

What our current students say

There are currently over 70 graduate research students enrolled in the Department of Biochemistry. In 2019 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Honours was rated 4.8/5 for the overall Honours experience:

I just loved it

It was an incredible and meaningful year

Best thing was doing real science for the first time in my life and the whole journey of the year

Hear from our past graduates and what they got out of their Honours year:


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology houses 20+ research groups working across the areas of biophysics, cell biology, chemical biology, computational biology, drug design and resistance, genomics, immunology, metabolism, proteomics and structural biology. Disease focus includes infection, cancer, neurodegeneration and genetic diseases.

Located in the heart of the Biomedical Precinct.

The Department of Biochemistry is located in the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, a multidisciplinary research centre specialising in medical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology.