Course Description

Public Health is the art and science of promoting healthy people, places and policies. Public Health improves the health and quality of life of a population, by working to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote health through scientifically analysing populations and generating solutions to problems.

This degree

This degree will provide you with an understanding of the key issues affecting the health of populations. You will develop skills in obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information, planning and managing a health program or project, and in improving the health of populations.

High achieving students can undertake an Honours year at the conclusion of the degree to further develop and apply their research skills. Professional Recognition Graduates can apply to be a full member of the Public Health Association of Australia.

What you will study

During the UOW Bachelor of Public Health you will learn the basics of the health sector and develop an understanding of the problems involving health, illness, treatment and welfare. There is an emphasis on the scientific basis of public health, together with social policy and communication aspects. The following majors are available:

Tuition Fees

International Students: $30,624 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 76.9% (national average 66.3%)
Improved skills: 90.3% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 85.1% (national average 80.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 50.4% (national average 70.8%)
Studying full time: 41.2% (national average 25.6%)
Median full time salary: $54,900 (national average $59,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 068536F
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 1833

Entry Requirements

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 64
Median ATAR to receive an offer: 73
Highest ATAR to receive an offer: 95
Guaranteed entry ATAR: 73