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Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) Major in Population Health The University of Western Australia (UWA)




Course info


Population Health examines patterns of health and disease in society, the applications of medical research and evidence-based medicine to populations and considers what we can do to improve the health of the community. This major will give you a strong foundation in health science with skills in scientific investigation, critical thinking and problem solving.

In your first year, you will study health issues locally and globally, and the social, environmental, biological and historical factors that influence health in a population. In second year, you will develop skills in critical appraisal and research inquiry, measuring the size of health issues, causes and risk factors and the potential for prevention. In third year, you will look at health promotion, health systems and policies, health leadership skills and health research. Across the course you'll also study complementary units in Aboriginal health and communication and project planning in health. Central to the major is community engagement, through structured visits to health organisations, voluntary work experience programs and field trips. The major enables you to achieve knowledge and skills recognised as meeting nationally and internationally recognised standards.

Career Pathways

The field of population health changes constantly, presenting new challenges and allowing you to work at the cutting edge of the nation's public health issues to make a real difference.

The Population Health major will give you a strong foundation in health science with skills in scientific investigation, critical thinking and problem solving. Knowledge and skills in population health, leadership, research, health promotion, epidemiology and disease prevention are coupled with personal and professional development.

As a Population Health graduate, you'll find careers in:

  • health promotion
  • health program and evaluation
  • epidemiology and disease control
  • health consulting
  • health planning and policy
  • health informatics
  • health economics
  • clinical trials research
  • health advocacy
  • health administration
  • cancer research and many more

Employers include private companies, not-for-profit organisations such as the Cancer Council, hospitals, government organisations, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology companies, universities and other research agencies.

This major also provides you with a strong foundation for future clinical studies in the postgraduate courses of medicine, dentistry and podiatry. In addition, you can obtain higher degree qualifications by research or coursework and professional degree qualifications in social work.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) Major in Population Health.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

A$28,950.00 (13,74,280) per year

AUD $115,800 total course fee

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,


Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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Here are some scholarship that are available at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

UWA BPhil St Catherine's Residential Scholarship

Value of scholarship

4,74,708 a year

Application details:

Students can apply online.


February 2020

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible to be considered for the scholarship, an candidate must—

(a) have applied for a place in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree course either through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) or directly to the University; or

(b) be enrolled in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degree course at the University;

(c) have received, and accepted, an offer of a place at St Catherine’s Residential College; and

have applied for a scholarship at St Catherine’s Residential College.

Who can apply:

All international

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