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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

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.

Program highlights

  • Establish a solid foundation for your career by studying research methods, reviewing scientific literature and writing a thesis in your honours year.
  • Benefit from close support from internationally respected teachers and academics.
  • Set yourself apart in the jobs market and start on the pathway to future research or learning.
  • Undertake 90 hours of supervised work experience in your final year.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research. Located just minutes from the Brisbane CBD, Herston is home to UQ’s Medicine and Public Health schools, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Oral Health Centre, and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. UQ Herston shares premises with the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, allowing students and visitors to rub shoulders with leading health researchers, academics and professionals.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

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

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