Course Description

This degree is for high achieving students who have completed the three-year Bachelor of Public Health. This Honours program is an additional fourth year of study and is designed to provide students with the skills needed to demonstrate a clear understanding of research questions, an ability to investigate them and excellence in research practice.

This degree

This Honours degree will allow you to further develop your knowledge and skills in the field of Public Health, and make you more competitive in the workforce. It is a research training degree that provides training in in-depth enquiry, specialised development of research skills, project management and communicating findings.

What you will study

In this program you will:

  • Design, plan and implement a substantial piece of research
  • Develop a research proposal, including a hypothesis, and submit an ethics application when and if needed
  • Critically evaluate the relevant literature and exercise creative intellectual enquiry
  • Contribute professionally in a research environment and, when necessary, work as part of a team to collaborate and exchange ideas with colleagues and peers.
  • Present the research as verbal and written thesis/journal articles in an appropriate format.


1 year full time, 2 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: 068537E
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 1834

Entry Requirements

Students must have attained at least a credit average in subjects undertaken in a recognised relevant undergraduate degree. The Postgraduate coordinator and prospective supervisor will determine whether