Public Health (Honours)
|Duration||1 year full-time|
The Public Health Honours is a specialised year of study for those students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement in their undergraduate degree.
The honours year offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in a research topic under the expert guidance of an academic supervisor, providing you with advanced training in contemporary approaches to health research.
If you have performed well in your undergraduate studies, have a capacity for defining and solving problems, enjoy discussing concepts, and exploring ideas, we encourage you to apply for honours.
Honours has the ability to improve your employment opportunities, as many prospective employees view honours as an indicator of advanced skills and knowledge and an ability to work independently.
The completion of an honours year shows that you have persistence, the ability to apply yourself to achieving a complex goal, and are able to manage your time when presented with a large task to complete independently.
Public Health Honours develops originality and independence of thought and trains students in research. Project topics are developed in conjunction with a potential supervisor, and cover a large array of potential fields of research. View the complete list of projects [.pdf 3.6MB]. To apply for a project, please print and fill out an expression of interest form [.pdf 1.16MB].
Project work includes topics from the three research themes in the School of Public Health:
- Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
- Health Systems and Economics
- Occupational Health and Epidemiology.
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Students with an outstanding performance andcompletion of an appropriate Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) course will be considered for entry to the honours program.
Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:
This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
- We provide opportunities for the development of research skills, as well as well as critical thinking, problem solving and scientific writing.
- You will be supervised by academics from the School of Public Health who are active researchers.