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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Health Science

Choose a rewarding career in public health, health services or community development with a health science degree from VU.

Our degree provides the foundations for a range of health and science careers. You’ll study core bioscience, research and public-health topics. From your second year, you’ll choose a health-science or biomedical specialisation in line with your career aspirations.

You’ll graduate with expertise in:

  • disease and injury prevention
  • health research
  • health promotion
  • basic epidemiology.

We offer flexible study options and a hands-on approach that will have you job-ready for your chosen career. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to work on government health programs and private-practice initiatives, and with NGOs.

You can progress further in the health field with our top-rated graduate program. Study more-advanced topics and gain high-level research skills with a masters or doctoral degree.

Campus Information

St Albans Campus

Our St Albans Campus is a hub for health and nutrition research. It also specialises in arts and science programs. Our nursing and biomedical science students complete a large part of their studies at the new teaching and research centre at Sunshine Hospital alongside medical professionals. The campus has a modern community feel and is set in gardens of native grasses and gum trees. It’s a relaxed, friendly place to study, with a children’s centre, a gym, and award-winning architecture.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

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

When you graduate, you may find employment in areas such as:

  • public health
  • health promotion
  • health and community organisations
  • pharmaceutical industries
  • professional associations
  • health foundations
  • health administration
  • public health research programs
  • policy and development
  • program development with non-government organisations.
  • education.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4:

  • a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent).
    OR:
    Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

  • IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score or 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
    OR:
  • Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.