La Trobe University

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Build on your successes in the Bachelor of Health Sciences by completing Honours to enhance essential employability skills or take your first step to a career in research, academia and beyond. You'll gain a deeper understanding of research theory, design and practice principles introduced in your undergraduate degree. You'll further develop your laboratory skills, study advanced issues in health and complete a tailored health research methodology subject. To apply your research knowledge and skills, you'll undertake an original research project under the supervision of La Trobe's expert staff to produce evidence-based solutions. Honours in health sciences at Bendigo Campus also gives you the opportunity to specialise in public health and environmental health. By graduating with Honours, you'll not only gain an edge in an increasingly competitive job market, you'll also have the opportunity to advance to further coursework or research at Master's level or, for high achievers, direct entry into a PhD.


To attain the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), students will be required to complete 120 credit points in total consisting of: 120 credit points core subjects


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Foundations of Health Research
  • Health Research Methods
  • Thesis 1
  • Thesis 2
  • Thesis Support
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant study area. Students must obtain a minimum average of 65 per cent. Meeting this requirement, however, does not guarantee a place in the Honours year as resources may limit the total number of places available.
  • International: IELTS - 7.0 < 6.5 - 7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.5.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $36,400 No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

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