Health Sciences - M2014

Are you passionate about health, but want to explore your options? Our Bachelor of Health Sciences combines a solid foundation in health with a flexible curriculum, so you can discover what areas of health most inspire you.

This degree provides you with a broad overview of health - from the Australian health care system, anatomy and physiology, research and evidence, to preventive strategies in public health. Your foundation units allow you to apply scientific approaches to the study and improvement of health, considering physiological, behavioural, developmental, social and environmental aspects of human health and disease. You’ll discover how to identify, investigate, analyse and assess health issues and learn from passionate teaching staff, with clinical, research and industry connections.

With our Bachelor of Health Sciences, you’ll not only have the opportunity to pursue your passion for health but have the flexibility to design your own degree. This means you can explore subjects that spark your curiosity and choose from a wide range of electives across the University. You could learn a language, or complement your health studies with units in business, communication or information technology, or focus on a particular area within the health sciences.

Career opportunities

Completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences opens the door to a range of rewarding career opportunities in health. Our degree will prepare you with the relevant skills and knowledge for jobs in areas like health promotion, health education, healthcare marketing, health administration, government policy or clinical research.

Further study

Once you’ve completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences, you’ll have a solid foundation to build on. You could use this degree as a pathway to a clinical career and go onto graduate studies such as a Master of Nursing Practice, Master of Occupational Therapy Practice or Master of Social Work. You could also choose to complete an Honours year, as a pathway towards a career in health research.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First semester (February), Second semester (July)
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

View all minimum age requirements.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

This course comprises 144 points, of which 12 points are foundation studies, 72 are health science units and 60 points are available for free electives.

The course develops through three themes of: Part A. Personal and professional development; Part B. Population, communities, health and illness; and Part C. Scientific basis of health care; Part D. Free electives

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Students currently studying an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia, should apply online through VTAC etc.

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M2014


For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M2014

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 068365J