Careers and majors

Our Bachelor of Health Sciences program provides a broad overview of healthcare and a foundation for a range of careers in health including:

  • medicine, dietetics, audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, nursing and social work
  • non-clinical careers in health promotion, health management and public health policy.

Learn more about Bachelor of Health Sciences careers and majors.

Program information

Sample study plans 

View sample study plans to see the courses that can comprise each major:

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We offer a range of postgraduate programs at Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate levels. Our flagship Master of Public Health program includes a flexible Standard plan as well as specialised plans in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other DrugsGlobal HealthHealth Promotion and Disease PreventionIndigenous Health, and Nutrition. You can also study postgraduate programs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. View our sample study plans.

Study online

Most of our postgraduate courses can be studied externally (online). 

Further information

View a complete list of our 2017 postgraduate coursesFor further information on all courses and programs offered by the School, you can also search UQ's Future Students website.

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Short courses

We offer short courses over the summer and winter breaks every year. You do not have to be enrolled in the School of Public Health to take these courses. Most are offered as short, intensive workshops, 4 to 7 days in length.  Visit the short courses event calendar

Summer Research Program

You can be enrolled anywhere, at any level and may be eligible for a short summer scholarship with us. Our Summer research projects are a great way to get a taste of research or try out working with our research staff in our research environment.  

Winter Research Program

Winter research projects are available in multiple disciplines across our School for between 4 to 6 weeks over the winter vacation period (from mid-June to mid-July). Participation is open to Undergraduate students from The University of Queensland, including honours, who have completed at least one year of study at the time of application and Masters by coursework students.

Higher Degrees by Research

We offer a supportive and intensive research environment in which to undertake your Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy We have over 100 Higher Degree by Research students from a variety of backgrounds including epidemiology, medicine, dentistry, mathematics, psychology, sociology, veterinary science and other health sciences. 

Discover our research areas for HDR.

Why choose us

Studying with us is your opportunity for a career that can take you all over the world, change lives and improve the health of communities. Our teaching programs are relevant to leading and emerging health issues and prepare you to become a future health leader .

Collaborations across the School, Faculty of Medicine, and university draw on a wealth of teaching experience that has seen UQ win more Australian Awards for university teaching than any other university.

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Talk to us

To find out more about applications or our programs call us or email.