Public Health - M2012

Are you interested in the big picture? Public health initiatives save millions of lives. With a Bachelor of Public Health, you’ll be equipped to find answers to health’s biggest questions apply your knowledge to whole communities and populations.

Public health focuses on populations and communities rather than individuals and spans the spectrum from promoting good health, through to preventing disease and managing illness and disability. Your studies include health promotion, epidemiology, health and biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, social sciences, health data management and global health.

Through the Bachelor of Public Health, you’ll learn how to develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease and injury. Our course has a global orientation, so you’ll examine both Australian and international health challenges.

You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real public health setting by completing a professional placement and find out what a career in health promotion is like. Or you’ll participate in public health research, working on a project under the supervision of one of our expert supervisors.

Career opportunities

With a Bachelor of Public health, graduates can explore a variety of rewarding careers and make a difference to health within the community. You could go into roles in health promotion, public health research, epidemiology, disease prevention and community engagement. Our graduates work in health services, government and non-government organisations, research institutes and the private sector.

Further study

You can use this degree as an accelerated pathway into our Master of Public Health and Master of Clinical Research degrees. You can also build on your public health knowledge or pursue a clinical career following further graduate studies, such as a Master of Nursing Practice or Master of Social Work. You could also choose to complete an Honours year, as a pathway towards a career in public health research.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Qualification
Bachelor of Public Health
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.

The course develops through four themes of: personal and professional development; population, communities, health and illness; the scientific basis of health care; and applied practice.

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

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M2012

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

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.

A$35,900

Scholarships

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.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

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: 094997E