Health Science - 3971

Health Science

Bachelor degree (honours year)

This course allows graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (3882) to undertake an honours year of study. Graduates from other disciplines can also apply for entry into the degree, assuming equivalence of studies.

Supervision of honours projects will be primarily provided by staff from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, although opportunity exists for students to identify a project and co-supervisor with Monash partner organisations such as the Burnet Institute, the Baker-IDI (Heart and Diabetes Institute), and others.

In keeping with the degree's focus on health in a global context and the breadth of expertise in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine (SPHPM) and its partner organisations, it is expected that a range of local, national, and internationally focussed honours projects will be available for students.

Career opportunities

Graduating students can find future careers in public health, and across health and social care systems.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time
  • 1 year (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)
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“I’d love to address maternal and child health needs in areas such as the Northern Territory and sub-Saharan Africa. My Honours project will look at identifying the gaps in primary healthcare service utilisation for young women in the Top End of the Northern Territory.” - Daniella Benjamin

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements


To be considered for entry to the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours), students are required to have:

  • satisfied the requirements for completion of the Bachelor of Health Science degree; or a three or four year Australian Bachelor degree in any discipline; or an overseas qualification assessed as equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree; and
  • undertaken and satisfactorily completed a minimum of 6 units at the highest level of the completed degree; and
  • obtained an average of at least 70% across all units at the highest level of the degree.

Note: Normally, the studies upon which admission to the Honours program is based must have been completed no more than five years prior to commencement.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, including pathways for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students. .More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

First Semester (February)

Applications for this course are made directly to the department.

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.


Application forms are available at

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: 3971

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

You will undertake a guided advanced studies program in contemporary and global health research and an approved research project under the supervision of a member of the academic or research staff.