Honours Degree

The Honours degree allows you to draw together the theoretical and practical skills gained in undergraduate studies and develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of your particular modality or an area of interest through research and additional course work.

Endeavour Honours degrees that are available:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) (Honours)

Please note: These courses are available for international students studying online (offshore only). No onshore study options (in Australia) are available for international students.

More Information

For detailed information refer to the following documentation about the Honours degree:

How to Apply

To assist you in completing the application process required for admission into the Bachelor of Health Science (Specialisation) (Honours) we have prepared the Honours Degree Application Guidelines.

Applications for Semester 1, 2020 close on Monday 4th November, 2019.

Submit a course enquiry form

Subject Outlines

Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to an Honours degree at the College, applicants must have completed the requirements of a specialist undergraduate Bachelor of Health Science degree or equivalent at the College or another approved tertiary institution, and meet further requirements as outlined in the eligibility criteria in the Honours Degree Application Guidelines. These include:

  • Must demonstrate a GPA of 5.5 or higher in their undergraduate study OR
  • Be able to provide proof of research experience and potential equivalent to a score of 25 points from within the eligibility criteria.
  • Speakers of English as a second language are also required to provide evidence of English proficiency equivalent to a level 7.0 (IELTS).

Students in their final semester of a relevant specialised Bachelor of Health Science degree may apply for the Honours Degree in advance of completing their studies. However, they may not enrol into the Honours Degree until successful completion of an accredited undergraduate degree. Honours students generally undertake an Honours degree and project in their undergraduate modality or a related area.

A place in the Honours Degree will be subject to fulfilling the admission requirements and to the availability of supervisors and research projects.

Further reading

Study preformed by Endeavour researchers outline the need for higher degrees by research for complementary medicine practitioners, published in the Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine:


The need for research in complementary medicine (CM), which is meaningful and relevant within a real world setting, has been growing since the advent of the evidence-based practice movement. This need has not, however, been successfully addressed due to both insufficient interest amongst the research population and issues with the usefulness of much of the completed research to inform the practical needs of clinicians and policy makers. These issues may be attenuated by seeing an increased number of CM practitioners involved in future research projects. However, the absence of appropriate and focused research training for CM practitioners may hinder the number of practitioners pursuing research careers. With this in mind, there is a real need to see an increase in both the availability of higher degrees by research at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for CM practitioners as well as the institutions offering these degrees. In particular, ensuring that CM practitioners are able to receive primary supervision of a research project by researchers with a detailed understanding of CM is vital if effective and meaningful CM research, which is well-supported within higher education institutions, is to occur.

Read the full paper