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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

Build a degree tailored to your interests with a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts. This flexible degree will equip you with a unique skill set that will unlock diverse career opportunities and give you a competitive edge in the job market. You can choose your course structure to focus on whichever niche reflects your passions.

Develop specialist knowledge in your chosen disciplines and learn how to apply critical, creative, and strategic thinking to solve real-world issues. Your studies in the arts will arm you with transferable skills in communication, research, analysis, and problem-solving, making you highly employable in many areas. You’ll also gain a solid grounding in multiple fields of health sciences, preparing you for a successful career in the fastest-growing employment sector in Australia.

Looking to develop a cross-disciplinary skillset that empowers you to design your own future?

This combined degree gives you the freedom to choose majors based on your interests to interconnect and expand your career prospects. You’ll study equal parts health sciences and arts, ensuring you graduate with a well-honed skill set in both disciplines.

Build a solid foundation in health while developing your skills across a range of arts, communications, humanities, and social science disciplines. Create original course combinations by choosing majors including (but not limited to):

  • advertising
  • criminology
  • disability and inclusion
  • education
  • family, society, and health
  • food studies
  • health and sustainability
  • health promotion
  • international studies
  • journalism
  • language and culture studies
  • media
  • physical activity and health
  • politics and policy studies
  • sociology
  • sport and society.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Intakes

  • March
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 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

Your career outcomes will depend on the majors you complete with this degree.

Studying health sciences could lead you to careers in areas such as:

  • community health
  • counseling
  • disability and inclusion
  • environmental health
  • health education
  • health promotion
  • nutrition
  • psychological science
  • regional health service planning
  • sports development.

An arts degree provides you with solid transferable skills that can be applied across industries and careers. Depending on your majors, you could find yourself in fields such as:

  • advertising and marketing
  • business
  • education
  • ethnic affairs
  • government
  • international relations
  • media
  • politics and policy
  • public relations.

Your majors could also help you pursue careers where your degrees overlap. Careers such as health media, food writing, and public relations for health and food organizations all require the skills acquired from both health science and arts degrees.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII) 65%

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.