Honours Research

What is Research?

  • It can be in any field
  • It involves making or discovering something new
  • It involves making independent decisions

What activities will you do while being involved in Research?

  • Analysis of scientific papers
  • Presentations of your research and the research of others
  • Development of a hypothesis
  • Running complex experiments that evaluate if a hypothesis is correct
  • Analysis of sometimes ambiguous data
  • Determine the next step and a new hypothesis

What do you learn from doing Research?

  • TENACITY
  • Think critically about complex problems
  • Independence
  • Analyze multifaceted situations
  • Overcome fear of difficult situations
  • Become comfortable learning new concepts
  • Develop logical solutions
  • Work as a team solving challenging problems

The honours year

2019 Honours Projects

2019 Nanoscience Honours Projects

Thesis guidelines and grading

For students in the Nanoscience program:

For students in the Medicinal Chemistry program:


Indicative timelines for assessment tasks (as applicable):


Key dates for 2019, T1

  • Honours start 18th February
  • Introductory reports due 29th March
  • Introductory seminars 2nd April/3rd April
  • Thesis due 8th November
  • Final presentations (Chem & MedChem) 20th November                                                
  • Final presentations (Nano) 21st November                              
  • Vivas (Chem & MedChem) 21st November