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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) - 318JA

If your ambition is to investigate a specific area of health from a research perspective, this Honours degree will see you develop the high-level academic and strategic thinking needed to successfully complete an original research project. This one-year full-time course can also be studied part-time, allowing you to balance study with your other commitments.
Across the Research Planning coursework unit, you’ll undertake practical training in research skills specifically relevant to health, and will develop appropriate methodology for your planned project, covering question formulation, sampling procedures, research approaches, ethical considerations, technical writing and more. You’ll then put your skills to the test executing a research project in your chosen area of health, before communicating your findings in thesis form. At the conclusion of your studies, you’ll graduate as a confident health research professional, ready to embark on a career in the health industry as a research officer, senior administrator or beyond.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
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

Research training is a skill which benefits all areas of the health system, allowing you to focus on fields and topics of specific interest to you. Some employment opportunities associated with this course could be:

  • • Health research officer
  • • Health science researcher
  • • Health industry senior administrator
  • • Health policy officer
  • • Health research fellow
  • • Clinical research associate

Course-specific information

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Hold a Bachelor of Health Science degree or a degree in a related discipline. In addition, have a GPA of 5.5 or more.

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