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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion (Honours)

Boost your understanding of health through a specialized year of study to bring together the theory and practical skills gained in your undergraduate studies. The Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion honors year will see you work within a specific area of expertise, sharpen your research skills, and graduate with a competitive edge in the fast-growing global health job market.

Want to conduct in-depth research and further your career in the global health industry?

Expand on your general understanding of health, and the factors that contribute to community and population health by delving deeper into a research area of your choice. Undertaking this honors year offers you a specialized year of study, combining the theory and practical skills from your undergraduate degree or previous work experience to conduct in-depth research into a topic of your choice.

Alongside engaging coursework, you will hone in on your passion in the field of health, working closely with a supervisor to delve deep into an original research project to sharpen your expertise.

You will gain a deep understanding of the philosophies, ethics, and principles of research and explore a range of research approaches and how they can best contribute to positively influencing public health.

As well as this, you will have the chance to equip yourself with extra skills to ensure you graduate career-ready, such as communication, data management, and the planning, implementing, and reporting of research studies.

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

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

Job growth in the health sector continues to increase as public health issues such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, sedentary lifestyles, and aging populations affect healthcare systems globally.

Career opportunities in government and private sector roles across Australia and internationally include:

  • community development coordinator
  • health policy developer
  • health promotion officer
  • health researcher
  • program development coordinator
  • program evaluator
  • social planning officer
  • women's health officer.

You may find employment in a diverse range of areas, including:

  • chronic illness (such as asthma, arthritis, heart disease)
  • healthy eating
  • mental health
  • physical activity
  • social inclusion
  • women’s health.

PSW Opportunity

  • N/A

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of at least 65% in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers)

OR

  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

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.