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Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Grafton Campus


Study health science at an advanced level and enhance your career opportunities.

Programme overview

This programme provides the opportunity for high-quality health science graduates to study at an advanced level, and to enable you to graduate with enhanced analytical and research skills.

It provides a deeper understanding of the epistemological underpinning of population health.

On completion of the honours degree, you should be prepared for doctoral study or if you choose to proceed into the health workforce, be prepared to meet the increasing demand for graduates able to meet the health sector's research and policy development needs.

Programme structure

120 points

Supervised research dissertation in an aspect of population health (60 points)

Two core courses in theoretical concepts of health and health services research methods (30 points)

A selection of advanced courses in population health, health informatics, health management and Maori health (30 points)

Must be completed within one year of full-time study

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

Where could this programme take you?

With their analysis and research skills, graduates will be equipped for a career in health services or for further postgraduate study, including doctoral study. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

Further study options

Master of Health Sciences

Master of Public Health

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in health sciences (or a similar field of study) at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will require a GPE of 5.0 or higher in 75% of your most advanced-level courses.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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