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

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)
Bachelor of Public Health
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.

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)

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

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 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:

Full 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.

Other fees

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