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 you 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's degree with at least a B grade average in 60 points of their 300-level major courses, or equivalent (new grade average entry requirement subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2018).
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 (new points value and research requirement subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2018).
It takes 1 year full-time or 2 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.
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 30-point research project (new points value and research requirement subject to Universities New Zealand CUAP approval, due December 2018).
Contact the College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao for information about these subject areas:
- Biological Sciences
- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences
- Computer Science
- Data Science
- Economics and Mathematics (not a major subject)
- Environmental Science
- Evolutionary Biology (not open for new enrolments in 2019)
- Finance and Mathematics
- Finance and Statistics
- Financial Engineering
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics (not a major subject)
- Mathematical Physics
- Medical Physics
- Plant Biology (not open for new enrolments in 2019)
- Zoology (not open for new enrolments in 2019)
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.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2019||120||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection||$7,698 - $8,374|
|2018||120||Economics (Band 2)||$7,698|
|2018||120||Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science; Data Science; Geography; Psychology (Band 3)||$8,014|
|2018||120||Astronomy; Biochemistry; Biological Sciences; Biotechnology; Cellular and Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Environmental Science; Geology; Mathematical Physics; Medical Physics; Physics (Band 4)||$8,267|
|2018||120||Ecology (Band 8)||$8,374|
|2018||120||Mathematics; Statistics (Band 9)||$7,754|
|2019||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$36,600|
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