Our Honours course allows students to take on a full year research project while enhancing their skills with professional development subjects. During your Honours year you will have the opportunity to specialise your knowledge and gain experience with independent research, project management and scientific communication. The year is completed with the production of a thesis that contributes to forensic science practice or knowledge and a scientific seminar. Students who select an industry-led project will also have the opportunity develop professional networks and relationships.
Projects are offered in a number of disciplines, including:
- Forensic toxicology & illicit drugs
- Forensic taphonomy
- Forensic biology
- Forensic intelligence
- Forensic analytical chemistry
Project proposals are published on the Honours projects page every September.
Your learning facilities
Inside the UTS: Science Super Lab
The UTS: Science Super Lab is the first of its kind in Australia. Featuring modern equipment and technology it can accommodate up to 220 students from 12 different classes, with experiments from different disciplines running at once.
Inside the Crime Scene Simulation Lab
Forensic students at UTS Science have access to a unique Crime Scene Simulation Lab. Set up like a city apartment, the lab provides students with practical experience in crime scene investigations.
Centre for Forensic Science research laboratories
We have purpose-built forensic laboratories with state of the art forensic equipment, chemical technology, anatomical and taphonomic facilities, Find out more about the CFS laboratories you will be using during your course.
UTS graduates have enjoyed careers as crime scene officers, forensic document examiners, forensic scientists, medical researchers and teachers.
Crime Scene Officer
"People who can act as the bridge between the complex world of science and the public have great opportunities".