What will I learn?

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.

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. You'll have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to health services and establish 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.

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

Which department am I in?

Health and Behavioural Sciences

CRICOS

058542B

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$37,344.00 (US$ 27,881) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

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

Start date

February 2022

Venue

Herston Campus

HERSTON,

Queensland,

4006, HERSTON, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$37,344.00 (US$ 27,881) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

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

Start date

February 2022

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

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

English Proficiency

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. BEP - 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 may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

The University of Queensland offers below pathways courses for this subject
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About The University of Queensland

Health and Behavioural Sciences at The University of Queensland comprises of schools ranked among the best in the world in their fields.

  • 3rd globally in sports-related subjects (QS Rankings 2020)
  • 23rd globally in psychology (QS Rankings 2020)
  • 31st globally in pharmacy (QS Rankings 2020)
  • 36th globally in nursing (QS Rankings 2020)