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.

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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