In a nutshell
Build a unique and stand-out skillset for working in the career you really want with this combined Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Arts course from Deakin University.
A flexible degree designed for students seeking to build skills and start a career, this course allows you to major in fields from both health sciences and arts – making sure your study path and future career reflect the person you are and the areas you’re interested in, not what a school prescribes for you. Choose your unique course structure, build competitive cross-disciplinary skills, and expand your career prospects with a broad knowledge base.
In this course, you’ll build a solid foundation in health science, while having access to a range of arts subjects – allowing you to study in areas like advertising, criminology, disability, education, international affairs, journalism, language, media, physical education, politics, sociology and sport.
With a particular focus on real-world experience, this course offers you opportunities to undertake work experience and industry practicums – from taking a 120-hour education placement to studying abroad in Sri Lanka or Norway – giving you the unique skills, insights and outlook that will help you stand out.
If you’re interested in a wide variety of areas and want a career that suits you, this unique combined degree is your first career step.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Hold a senior secondary certificate of education with pre-requisite units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 30 in English as an additional language (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL, and meet the published Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank for the year of admission; OR
- Hold a Certificate IV in a related discipline; OR
- Hold a diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a diploma in a related discipline; OR
- Have successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units; OR
- Demonstrate other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience.
English language proficiently requirements also apply.
In this health science and arts course, the subjects you may study include:
Core units from the Bachelor of Health Sciences:
- Academic integrity
- Understanding health
- Health information and data
- Australian health care system
- Population health: A research perspective
- Program planning, management and evaluation
- Integrated learning for practice
Students will also select 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Health Sciences and 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Arts.
Bachelor of Arts available study areas:
- Buddhist studies
- Children’s literature
- Creative writing
- Digital media
- Film, television and animation
- Gender and sexuality studies
- Geography and society
- International politics
- International relations
- Islamic studies
- Language and culture studies
- Literary studies
- Media studies
- Middle East studies
- Politics and policy studies
- Professional experience and practice
- Public relations
- Religious studies
- Sport and society
- Sustainability and society
- Visual arts
Bachelor of Health Sciences available study areas:
- Environmental health
- Exercise science
- Family, society and health
- Food studies
- Health promotion
- Health sustainability
- Medical biotechnology
- Disability and inclusion
- Physical activity and health
- Psychological science
- Psychology for professional development
Why Deakin University?
Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.
The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!
They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.
Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: