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Bachelor of Public Health (Honours)

Bachelor of Public Health (Honours) for 2017

Why study Bachelor of Public Health (Honours)?

This course aims for students to develop critical and analytic skills as applied to contemporary global public health and health science studies and research. It provides students with advanced knowledge in specific areas of public health and health science from a global context. The course develops students’ ability to do research in the public health science domain. This entails the writing of a research proposal, applying suitable research methods, data collection and analysis techniques, to report findings, to draw conclusions and to make recommendations.

This programme is offered by Monash South Africa in cooperation with Monash University. Successful completion of this programme leads to a Monash South Africa qualification.

Career Opportunities

As well as providing career opportunities in health promotion and policy and public health sciences, the Honours degree of Bachelor of Public Health provides a pathway to postgraduate clinical programs and higher research degrees.

Duration

1 year full-time

Fees for 2017
  • Domestic

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 60,000.00 per annum

  • International

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 60,000.00 per annum

    International fee per 48 credit points
    48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year

Intakes

First Semester (February)

Attendances

On-campus at South Africa : full-time

Course code:

4520

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

The admissions procedures are based on the University's admission requirements as stated in the University's Statute and the University entrance and admission to courses regulations.

To be considered for admission to the Honours degree of Bachelor of Public Health, an applicant must meet the academic entrance requirements as stipulated below.

Students who are or have been, enrolled in a BPH at MSA or a similar degree at another institution, qualify for admission to a fourth-year Honours programme provided that they have:

  • Achieved an ATAR of 70 or equivalent;
  • Completed a degree, with a major (48 points or the equivalent) in the intended honours discipline.
  • Obtained at least a distinction average (70 percent) in the honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third year level.

The student must thus have obtained a high level of achievement (normally a distinction average) in a relevant three-year bachelor degree or equivalent.

For non-BPH students, an individual assessment of equivalence of studies previously completed will be undertaken by the School of Health Sciences.

Applications

30 November each year is the closing date for applications for Honours. Applicants will only receive feedback after the closing date.

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

The admissions procedures are based on the University's admission requirements as stated in the University's Statute and the University entrance and admission to courses regulations.

To be considered for admission to the Honours degree of Bachelor of Public Health, an applicant must meet the academic entrance requirements as stipulated below.

Students who are or have been, enrolled in a BPH at MSA or a similar degree at another institution, qualify for admission to a fourth-year Honours programme provided that they have:

  • Achieved an ATAR of 70 or equivalent;
  • Completed a degree, with a major (48 points or the equivalent) in the intended honours discipline.
  • Obtained at least a distinction average (70 percent) in the honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third year level.

The student must thus have obtained a high level of achievement (normally a distinction average) in a relevant three-year bachelor degree or equivalent.

For non-BPH students, an individual assessment of equivalence of studies previously completed will be undertaken by the School of Health Sciences.

English requirements for international students

Candidates must meet the following English language requirements:

Tertiary/post- Students have studied at an institution where English is the language of instruction and assessment for the entire institution and have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of one year full-time (two standard full-time semesters) of either:

  • a university undergraduate award program, or
  • a TAFE or VET diploma program, or
  • a program that has been assessed as being taught at an equivalent level to Monash University undergraduate study, or postgraduate study.

The students have achieved at least a study score of

  • 25 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English or VCE Literature, or
  • 30 in units 3 and 4 of VCE English as a second language, or an approved equivalent.
  • The recentness of completion of the course, unit, test, examination, program degree, diploma or other course of study on which the applicant relies to demonstrate their English language proficiency. The test must have been undertaken within 24 months prior to the commencement of the candidates' studies

Where the applicant's secondary schooling was not entirely in an English medium educational institution, the applicant must have successfully completed a preparatory course in English language skills, at the appropriate level, at the Monash University English Language Centre or another programme approved as equivalent. If an English test is required, achieved at least the minimum overall score and minimum band/ component score:

  • IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6 in all bands/ components.
  • A minimum overall score of 550 in the paper based TOEFL and a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English.
  • An overall minimum score of 79 in the Internet-based TOEFL test, with a minimum score of 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - a minimum score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Documentary evidence in the form of a letter or transcript is required from the institution at which the study was undertaken.

Applications

30 November each year is the closing date for applications for Honours. Applicants will only receive feedback after the closing date.

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Contact us

011 950 4009 inquiries@monash.ac.za
From outside South Africa
+27 11 950 4009

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