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Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

Overview

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

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) is a 1-year program where you'll learn how to plan and conduct a research project with a resultant manuscript written for publication in a journal. You'll have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to public health research and establish your skills as a researcher, as well as enhance your professional reputation.

Through your research, you'll push the boundaries of the discipline and develop your independence, self-reliance and skills in critical and analytical thinking, writing and problem-solving.

You'll work closely with internationally respected researchers and academics and learn how to identify, analyse and synthesise relevant scientific literature, along with gaining an understanding of the variety of research methods used in health research.

You'll 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 excel, you can further your research ambitions and enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where you'll continue to develop your skills and make a significant contribution to knowledge.

Location
Herston, St Lucia
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
Program Code
2253
AQF
Level 8
Location
Herston, St Lucia
Fees
A$38160 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
2253
CRICOS Code
058542B
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • An authentic experience of conducting a research project.
  • Pitch your project, review the literature, conduct your research, write up your findings in a manuscript, and translate your research to a lay audience.
  • Benefit from close support from internationally respected teachers and academics.
  • Set yourself apart in the jobs market and start on the pathway to future research or learning.

2 in Australia for public health

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

38 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2021

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Health promotion officer
  • Liveable communities specialist
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker
  • Community development officer
  • Research assistant
  • Environmental health officer
  • Clinical trials research assistant
  • Medical science liaison

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Prerequisites

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

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Additional application information

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

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,160

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

AUD $7,950

Indicative annual fee 2021 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

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

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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