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Undergraduate

Public Health (Honours)

Public Health Honours Major (BSc Health Hons) - BScHealthHons - MJRH-PHLTH Health Sciences
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Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Duration 1 year full-time

Course overview

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 is 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. 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.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Applicants with higher education study Applicants with higher education study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, whether at a university or non-university provider.

  • Honours admission criteria:

    Students with an outstanding performance and completion of an appropriate Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) course will be considered for entry to the honours program.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  • completed an Australian Bachelor of Science within chosen specialisation or equivalent, with a course weighted average (CWA) of 65% or above in highest level units; and
  • a project must be selected from the provided list, contact must be made with the project supervisor and submission of an Expression of Interest form with eApplication is required.
Other higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education course, you need to have:

  • completed an Australian Bachelor of Science within chosen specialisation or equivalent, with a course weighted average (CWA) of 65% or above in highest level units; and
  • a project must be selected from the provided list, contact must be made with the project supervisor and submission of an Expression of Interest form with eApplication is required.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on the fieldwork component of this course:

Other requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported 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 (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). 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. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$7,530*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*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.

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Why Public Health (Honours)?

  • 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.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.