Westmead Honours program deadline approaches

Posted 21 Nov 2016
University of Sydney students

Westmead's reputation as one of Australia's best education, training and research precincts will expand with the new Honours program. Applications close soon.

The University of Sydney has established a Medical Sciences Honours program based at the Westmead campus. The first intake will commence semester 1 2017.

The program provides unique opportunities to get involved in research that has a meaningful impact on the health of our community.

The program enables students to undertake research in cutting edge facilities under the close supervision of internationally renowned scientists, in one of the world's largest health and medical research precincts.

"The scientists at Westmead are researchers first and foremost, working on highly translational research every working day" said Andrew Harman, honours coordinator of Medical Sciences at Westmead and Senior Research Fellow, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR).

"Studying honours at Westmead means working with exceptional experts in their field who are dedicated to medical research that will make a real impact on the health of the world."

Why choose an honours at Westmead?

  • Scholarships are available
  • The program is open to students from any university with an appropriate undergraduate degree
  • Students graduate with an honours degree from the University of Sydney
  • The program gives opportunities to work on highly translational research working closely with internationally recognised leaders in health and medical research
  • All study, research and assessment is conducted at Westmead—convenient for western Sydney residents

Connection to Westmead precinct

The Westmead precinct is home to around 1,000 scientists conducting critical research into the causes and mechanisms of disease, and devising novel interventions for prevention and treatment.

The Westmead health education and research precinct is a thriving centre of collaborative, interdisciplinary innovation.

The University of Sydney works with a number of organisations at Westmead including:

Eligibility and more information

The University of Sydney website contains a list of the project and scholarships currently available.

Applications close 30 November 2016, however, late applications will be considered subject to availability.

Students with a relevant bachelor's degree from any university are eligible to apply for consideration.

Web: www.sydney.edu.au/westmead-honours

University of Sydney partnership

The University of Sydney has committed to developing Westmead into a truly multi-disciplinary campus - $500m to be spent over the next 15 years at Westmead.

An initial commitment of $60m for expanded programs and initiatives and new and upgraded education and training spaces across the campus has already been made, including the creation of a Masters of Nursing (Graduate Entry) and the soon-to-commence creation of new, state of the art learning and teaching spaces in the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC).

The WECC will open in 2017! Read more about the WECC.

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