Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

Investigate and research a specific area of health science with the one-year Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) degree. Complete the standard pathway or specialise in psychology.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is aimed at high-achieving graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science. It’s a great way to make your CV stand out and can also serve as a fast track into doctoral study.

Potential honours students will be identified during the third year of their bachelor’s degree. At this point you'll be encouraged to gain the necessary entry requirements during your study. If you achieve these, you'll be eligible to enter the honours programme on completion of your bachelor’s degree.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Completed the Bachelor of Health Science with a B+ grade average or higher in level 7 courses in the selected subject area for this degree, or equivalent

International student entry requirements

Selection criteria

  • Interview may be required

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) includes courses and a research dissertation on a specific health science topic. Your individual course of study will be approved by the programme leader.

Choose from two pathways:

Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the NZ Psychologist Board, Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.

Standard pathway

The standard pathway can prepare you for further study in:

Psychology pathway

The Psychology pathway can prepare you for further study in:

Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
North Campus
3 Mar 2025

Key semester dates
Apply by:
6 Dec 2024 (Psychology major only)

Applications received after this date may not be considered.

$10,607 (for 120 points)
($9,461 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
$43,046 (for 120 points)
($41,900 tuition fees + $1146 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.


The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.