Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Arts

Deakin University

Become a specialist in your chosen field with the combination of a health sciences and arts degree. Choose majors that interconnect and expand your career prospects. You will study equal parts health sciences and arts to ensure you graduate with a skill set in both disciplines. You will build a solid foundation in health while developing your skills across a range of arts, communications, humanities and social science disciplines. Your options are endless when it comes to choosing your majors and minors. This combined degree provides you with double the opportunity to pursue work-integrated learning experiences and industry practicums, including the Health Science Practicum offered in third year, giving you the option to complete a 120-hour practice education placement. You will gain invaluable experience by immersing yourself in your chosen field - help design public relations campaigns for major food companies or work in the community through health education programs. You will also have the opportunity to experience different cultures by taking your studies abroad. You could find yourself visiting the International Institute of Health Sciences in Sri Lanka, or studying politics and policy in Norway. Gain a global perspective that will give you an international outlook and a competitive edge. Studying a combined degree will advance your knowledge in the areas of health science and arts and provide you with the opportunity to develop a unique skill set that will set you apart from the rest. Take the opportunity to follow your passions and design your journey at Deakin.

Course Fee:

International: $133,912

Entry Requirements:

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 25 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with ATAR of at least 50 or equivalent OR Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study - equivalent to at least two Deakin University units - at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience.


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 Faculty of Health including 6 compulsory core units in the Bachelor of Health Sciences PLUS one major (6 credit points) and one minor (4 credit points) 16 credit points from the Faculty of Arts comprising two major sequences (8 credit points each) or one major sequence (8 credit points) and one minor sequence (4 credit points) as described under course A300 Bachelor of Arts. See course entry for Bachelor of Health Sciences (H300) or Bachelor of Arts (A300) All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Subjects you can Study:

For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Study Pathways:

This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses (if students undertake an additional Honours year) and other postgraduate coursework programs.

Further information:

For other information please contact Health enquiries at


Not applicable

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 50.4 Yes Full time 4 years
Burwood 50.4 Yes Part time 9 years

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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