Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
November (Trimester 3)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
Faculty of Health
|CRICOS course code||035503K|
|VTAC Codes||1400514071 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400614071 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||D391|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
This flexible, well-rounded combined degree lets you choose your course structure so that you can find a special niche that reflects your individual passions and interests. Careers might include those in policy, health education or health/wellness media.
Choose from health majors such as environmental health, exercise science, food studies, psychology and sport coaching. Arts majors include politics and policy, public relations, journalism, gender studies and film and television.
With a wide range of study areas available, you can tailor your course to tap into your unique interests and career aspirations. You could combine politics and policy studies with nutrition for careers in health policy, combine sport coaching with media and communication and become a sports commentator, or match food studies with journalism to become a food blogger or restaurant reviewer.
Depending on the study areas you choose in the Health Sciences component, you may qualify to work in areas such as health promotion, community health, project management, program planning, family and community support, housing services, sports psychology, sports nutrition and sports development.
An Arts degree can open doors to careers in international relations, journalism, advertising, public relations, policy development, research, community services, sociology, community development, and visual arts.
Holding a degree in both disciplines means that you can pursue careers where the two overlap. These might include roles in sports and health media, food writing, community health education, public relations for health or food companies, health research or coordinating community arts projects.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
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.
To complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts students must attain 32 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. In order to gain 32 credit points you will need to study 32 units (AKA 'subjects') over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
You must fulfil the requirements of each of the two degrees in your course of study.
The course comprises a total of 32 credit points which must include 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Health Sciences and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Arts.
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
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Health Sciences courses.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
How to apply
Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016
Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017
Apply through VTAC for Trimester 1.
Exceptions to submitting a VTAC application
If you are:
- not studying Year 12 in 2016 and only intend to apply to one institution for one course (which is Deakin), or
- applying for a Deakin course, which is not listed on the VTAC website.
a direct application can be submitted to Deakin through our Applicant Portal.
As a student in the Faculty of Health you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.