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Bachelor of  Health Sciences (Honours)

Program code: 2253
OP Guarantee Scheme: No

Delivery location

Herston, St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

Deepen your understanding of the critical role health research plays in advancing health services by studying research methods, reviewing scientific literature, and writing a thesis in your honours year.

  • The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) is a one-year program where you'll learn how to plan and write a thesis that addresses a specific research question or a health-related topic.
  • Push the boundaries of the discipline and develop your independence, self-reliance and skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, writing and problem-solving.
  • Work closely with internationally respected researchers and academics in your honours year. You will learn how to identify, analyse and synthesise relevant scientific literature, along with the variety of research methods used in health research.
  • Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with developed knowledge and skills that will set you apart in the jobs market, prove your leadership material, and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

If you're looking to be a respected leader in your field, advance the boundaries of human knowledge and develop specialised competence and expertise, the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) is for you.

  • Professional experience

    Research opportunities

    During semester breaks, UQ's Summer and Winter Research Programs provide you with research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. You just need to find a project relevant to your interests and apply.

  • Employability

    Be a leader

    When you graduate with a UQ honours qualification, you'll have the skills and knowledge to stand out as a leader in your field. Many of our honours graduates continue their passion for research and knowledge by pursuing further postgraduate studies.

  • Professional experience

    Build a professional reputation

    It's possible the thesis you write will be publishable and make a significant contribution to the field. This means your research might also establish your professional reputation – and act as a gateway for future research or industry jobs.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    This program is taught through the School of Public Health, which is ranked number one in the Asia Pacific for Public Health. UQ was also ranked 30th in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

     

Career outcomes

Whether you undertake an honours year to extend your undergraduate education, or to begin a career in research, our graduates have a distinct advantage when applying for professional roles.

Graduates can use their qualifications to distinguish themselves in the jobs market, or as a stepping stone to careers in research, whether in industry or academia.

Students who earn Class I or Class IIA Honours also qualify for most PhD programs across Australia and some internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Our honours graduates have also found employment at high-levels, both in Australia and internationally, in fields including:

  • public health
  • health promotion
  • community health
  • health services
  • hospital health information
  • community nutrition
  • research.

Other graduates choose to further their research ambitions and enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they continue developing their skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

Summary

  • Program code
    2253
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    Herston, St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

A degree relevant to the area of research to be pursued, completed with a GPA of at least 5.0.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $9,359
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) is 2253. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for honours study.

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Additional application information

This program may be undertaken at various locations, depending on the student and supervisor.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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