Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

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Year2016 course information
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Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Length4 years full time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$27,520 AUD
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code035503K
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code D391
VTAC Codes1400514073 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts provides students with the opportunity to structure their own course by combining subjects from a wide range of health and arts related units. Students complete thirty-two credit points over four years comprising sixteen health sciences units and sixteen arts units. Within the sixteen health sciences units students complete two core units of study and select two health majors from environmental health, exercise science, family society and health, food studies, health promotion, health and sustainability, medical biotechnology, nutrition, people society and disability, physical activity and health, psychology and sport coaching. Within the sixteen arts units, students must complete at least one arts major such as politics and policy, public relations, and journalism. With over twenty arts major sequences available, students can elect to study a major that complements their health focus or alternatively provides additional career prospects.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this combined course you have the opportunity to broaden your career opportunities. The type of options available to you will depend on the major sequences you take within your course.  

Depending on the study areas you choose throughout the health sciences component of this course, you may qualify to work in areas such as health promotion, health education, community health, project management, program planning, case management, counselling, family and community support, housing services, regional health service planning, sports psychology, sports nutrition and sports development.

An arts degree provides skills for a wide range of careers. Graduates may find careers in international relations, journalism, professional writing, advertising, media, photography, multimedia, publishing, public relations, marketing, sales, personnel and industrial relations, government, administration, policy development, research, business, banking, finance, community services, ethnic affairs, psychology, social work, community development, education, policing, the security industry, performing arts (including dance and drama) and visual arts.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts is a 32-credit-point program, comprising 16 credit points from Arts and 16 credit points from Health Sciences. Students must fulfil the requirements of each of the two degrees in their course of study.

Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Arts portion of the degree a minimum of 4 credit points must be completed at level 3 and a major sequence as described under course A300 Bachelor of Arts must also be completed.

The 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Health Sciences must include HBS107 Understanding Health and HBS108 Health Information and Data. Two major sequences of study as described under course H300 Bachelor of Health Sciences must also be completed.

See course entry Bachelor of Arts (A300) or Bachelor of Health Sciences (H300).


Work-Integrated Learning

You can enhance your employment prospects and consolidate your knowledge and skills through an industry placement unit. Depending on the major sequences you choose to study, this option may be available in the final year of your course.

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au