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Multiply the fastest growing job sector with the power to make a difference

Bachelor of Human Sciences

ATAR CUT-OFF
80.00

FEE
$9185

DURATION
3 years full-time

STUDY MODE
Full-time, part-time, on campus

Did you know?
We’re ranked 1st in Sydney for overall quality of educational experience and teaching (QILT, 2017).

Overview

Community and health services is the fastest-growing job sector in Australia with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as well as our ageing population. Macquarie’s Bachelor of Human Sciences combines knowledge about human services and wellbeing with biology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, education and health. It’s the perfect pathway to an inspiring and transformative career for those who want to make a positive impact.

You'll have the chance to participate in our award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program. It takes you out of the lecture theatre to gain relevant workplace experience with partners such as Cancer Council Australia, Cochlear, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and the South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL team.

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Community and health services is the fastest-growing job sector in Australia with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as well as our ageing population. Macquarie’s Bachelor of Human Sciences combines knowledge about human services and wellbeing with biology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, education and health. It’s the perfect pathway to an inspiring and transformative career for those who want to make a positive impact.

You'll have the chance to participate in our award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program. It takes you out of the lecture theatre to gain relevant workplace experience with partners such as Cancer Council Australia, Cochlear, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and the South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL team.

This is one of the only courses in Australia to provide such a broad scope of opportunities in the health sector. And Macquarie is Australia’s only truly integrated academic health campus with the world-renowned Australian Hearing Hub, a range of clinics serving real patients and all the latest simulation technology to power high-quality interdisciplinary learning.

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Community and health services is the fastest-growing job sector in Australia with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as well as our ageing population. Macquarie’s Bachelor of Human Sciences combines knowledge about human services and wellbeing with biology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, education and health. It’s the perfect pathway to an inspiring and transformative career for those who want to make a positive impact.

Read More...

Community and health services is the fastest-growing job sector in Australia with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as well as our ageing population. Macquarie’s Bachelor of Human Sciences combines knowledge about human services and wellbeing with biology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, education and health. It’s the perfect pathway to an inspiring and transformative career for those who want to make a positive impact.

You'll have the chance to participate in our award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program. It takes you out of the lecture theatre to gain relevant workplace experience with partners such as Cancer Council Australia, Cochlear, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and the South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL team.

This is one of the only courses in Australia to provide such a broad scope of opportunities in the health sector. And Macquarie is Australia’s only truly integrated academic health campus with the world-renowned Australian Hearing Hub, a range of clinics serving real patients and all the latest simulation technology to power high-quality interdisciplinary learning.

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Course options

The Bachelor of Human Sciences offers a large amount of flexibility – you’ll be given time to explore a range of interests and career options before committing to a specific discipline. Choose one of seven majors or explore our double degree options:

What they're saying

Testimonial

Debbie Nguyen
Bachelor of Human Sciences, major in Public Health: Policy and Promotion (previously Bachelor of Health)
Community Program Coordinator, Cancer Council NSW

"As you start your degree you don't have to know where you want to end up. This degree opens up a lot of doors – you learn a lot as you go. I knew I was passionate about health but didn't know specifically what I wanted to do. I really enjoyed the health placement – it was very relevant to a real-world working situation. I had a clear project that I planned and implemented at the Cancer Council. It led to my current position at the Cancer Council."

Where could your degree take you?

Depending on your choice of major our human sciences degree can lead you to a number of careers including:

  • audiologist
  • community care manager
  • community development worker
  • community health and social advocate
  • fitness trainer
  • health and community program manager
  • health and social researcher
  • health policy planner/administrator
  • health promoter and educator
  • international aid and development worker
  • nutritionist
  • physiotherapist
  • researcher and policy developer

Employers who work with our graduates

  • community service organisations
  • international aid and development organisations
  • local, national and international non-government organisations
  • local, state and national health departments and agencies
  • private health sector

Entry requirements

There are a number of ways of getting into Macquarie University – your ATAR score is just one of them. Try our Entry Program Navigator to compare all our entry pathway options and work out which one suits you best. Learn more

HECS, scholarships and fee assistance

We offer a range of scholarships recognising not only academic excellence and sporting achievement, but also emphasising social inclusion and equity awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship. Learn more

Students enrolled in Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP assistance to pay their student contribution amounts. Learn more

Additional fee assistance options are also available. Learn more

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