Please note: The deadline for Semester 1 2019 Applications is Wednesday, 31st October 2018

The John Curtin School of Medical Research is introducing its Honours programme in 2018. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a specialised Medical Research Honours programme encompassing a diverse range of medically relevant topics in Genome Sciences, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Cancer Biology and Therapeutics and Neuroscience.

The starting point for prospective students is to identify a research group/supervisor and area of research interest from the list of participating research groups. Each group’s website will have instructions on whom to contact to enquire about potential projects. Students should discuss their intention to undertake an Honours project with potential supervisors and the Honours convenor (Associate Professor Tamas Fischer) several months before the proposed starting date. For more information contact the Honours Administrator, Tara Butler.

The principal component of the 10 month Honours course is a research project conducted under supervision. In addition, students are expected to attend a journal club program, various safety courses, workshops and seminars, write a literature review and present seminars on their research work. In addition to meeting the entry requirements set by the ANU College of Health and Medicine (CHM), students must have the agreement of a member of the academic staff to supervise their project and the agreement of the Convenor before their application can be approved by the CHM Subdean.

Admission Requirements:

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Science Degree, or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • With a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
  • And the satisfaction of any admission requirements described in the relevant honours specialisation

Applying for Honours at JCSMR in 2018

Please note:  The deadline for Semester 1 2019 applications is Wednesday, 31st October 2018.

First, you will need to make direct contact with a potential supervisor for your Honours project. After you have found a supervisor and they have agreed to taking you on as an Honours student you need to:


Potential supervisors

See all JCSMR Research Groups accepting Honours applications for 2018, or go to


There are a number of Merit -based Scholarships of up to $6,000 for study support available to Honours Year students at JCSMR.


For more information contact the Honours Administrator, Tara Butler.

Updated:  25 September 2018/Responsible Officer:  Director, JCSMR/Page Contact:  Web Manager