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

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

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

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

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


Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

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)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

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.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:


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.