Whether a health degree at Murdoch is the start of your career, or a step forward in your current career, you'll learn the skills to turn your thoughts into actions. It's an open-minded attitude that's led our free-thinkers to develop programs that improve the mental health of new parents in indigenous communities, discover how exercise impacts Alzheimer's patients and find the link between ticks and the mysterious Lyme disease.
Where could a health degree take you?
New treatments require new thinking. That’s why we offer evidence-based healthcare degrees, encouraging our students to re-think the way society approaches global health challenges. You’ll combine the power of science and creativity to learn new ways of improving patients’ lives, both in and out of clinical environments. With a health degree, you can pursue careers including public health, community health and the private sector.
Caring careers have grown by 18% in the last five years and will continue to grow in the future.
By 2025, there will be an extra 798,000 healthcare jobs in Australia.
A degree is important. According to the Government, 50% of healthcare and social assistance jobs require a Bachelor degree or higher.
Why study health at Murdoch?
Want to take a hands-on approach to health? Our students complete placements with industry partners and put their skills into practice at our campus clinics and labs. You could treat chiropractic patients, complete a placement at our counselling service or work with patients in our psychology clinic. Learn nursing in high-tech clinical teaching wards and simulation suites. Train with equipment used by elite athletes in our $4-million sports science facility. Or discover unique psychometric test material as a psychology student.
Study nursing and receive five-star rated student support, along with the highest median starting salary out of any university in WA. Or, study sports science with a program ranked amongst the best in the world.
Explore our health degrees
Biomedical Science – Bachelor of Science
Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic – Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic
Clinical Laboratory Science – Bachelor of Science
Criminal Behaviour – Bachelor of Criminology
Criminology + Psychology (Combined) – Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Arts
Food Science and Nutrition – Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition
Forensic Biology and Toxicology – Bachelor of Science
Laboratory Medicine – Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
Nursing – Bachelor of Nursing
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education – Bachelor of Education
Psychology – Bachelor of Science
Psychology – Bachelor of Arts
Sport and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology – Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science + Graduate Diploma
Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (Combined) – Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science + Bachelor of Science
- Honours courses
Counselling – Graduate Certificate
Health Administration, Policy and Leadership – Graduate Certificate
Health Care Management – Graduate Certificate
Human Resources and Safety – Graduate Certificate
Systems Medicine – Graduate Certificate
Clinical Exercise Physiology – Graduate Diploma
Consultancy Psychology – Graduate Diploma
Counselling – Graduate Diploma
Creative Arts Therapies – Graduate Diploma
Psychology – Graduate Diploma
Systems Medicine – Graduate Diploma
Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) – Masters
Applied Psychology (Professional) – Masters
Counselling – Masters
Creative Arts Therapies – Masters
Exercise Science (Research) – Masters
Health Care Management – Masters
Systems Medicine (Research) – Masters
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Doctorate
Psychology (Clinical Psychology) – Doctorate
Psychology (Organisational Psychology) – Doctorate
Explore our health facilities
Discover Murdoch's real-world simulation suites, clinics and teaching wards with this interactive online tour.
Sources: Good Universities Guide, 2018; Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments, Shanghai Ranking, 2017; The New Work Mindset, Federation of Young Australians; Department of Employment, Australian Government; Job Outlook, Australian Government