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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Health Sciences allows you to apply scientific approaches to improve health challenges, keeping in mind physiological, behavioural, developmental, social and environmental aspects of human health. Have the opportunity to tailor your degree to pursue a variety of health science careers.

Are you passionate about health, but want to explore your options? Our Bachelor of Health Sciences combines a solid foundation in health with a flexible curriculum, so you can discover what areas of health most inspire you.

This degree provides you with a broad overview of health - from the Australian health care system, anatomy and physiology, research and evidence, to preventive strategies in public health. Your foundation units allow you to apply scientific approaches to the study and improvement of health, considering physiological, behavioural, developmental, social and environmental aspects of human health and disease. You’ll discover how to identify, investigate, analyse and assess health issues and learn from passionate teaching staff, with clinical, research and industry connections.

With our Bachelor of Health Sciences, you’ll not only have the opportunity to pursue your passion for health but have the flexibility to design your own degree. This means you can explore subjects that spark your curiosity and choose from a wide range of electives across the University. You could learn a language, or complement your health studies with units in business, communication or information technology, or focus on a particular area within the health sciences.

Career opportunities

Completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences opens the door to a range of rewarding career opportunities in health. Our degree will prepare you with the relevant skills and knowledge for jobs in areas like health promotion, health education, healthcare marketing, health administration, government policy or clinical research.

Further study

Once you’ve completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences, you’ll have a solid foundation to build on. You could use this degree as a pathway to a clinical career and go onto graduate studies such as a Master of Nursing Practice, Master of Occupational Therapy Practice or Master of Social Work. You could also choose to complete an Honours year, as a pathway towards a career in health research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,200.00 (US$ 25,406) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Caulfield campus

900 Dandenong Road,



3145, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Satisfactory completion of final year secondary school, or equivalent, including English. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 (Reading: 6.0, Listening: 6.0, Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0); TOEFL paper-based: 550 (Test of written English: 4.5); TOEFL internet: 79 (Reading: 13, Listening: 12, Writing: 21, Speaking: 18); Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 (No PTE communicative skills score below 50); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 (No skill score below 169); Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 (No skill score below 169).

For international students

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score.

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
  • Monash College