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BACHELOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH (HONOURS)

Bachelor of Public Health (Honours) for 2024

Why study Bachelor of Public Health (Honours)?

This programme aims for students to develop critical and analytic skills as applied to contemporary global public health and health science studies and research. It provides students with advanced knowledge in specific areas of public health and health science from a global context. The programme develops students’ ability to do research in the public health science domain. This entails the writing of a research proposal, applying suitable research methods, data collection and analysis techniques, to report findings, to draw conclusions and to make recommendations.

The outcomes for this qualification are aligned with the skills demands and the provision of a sound theoretical base.  Students who have successfully completed the programme will be able to:

  • Critically examine contemporary public health issues within a global context.
  • Critically review the scientific literature relevant to their discipline.
  • Describe the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project.
  • Develop a proposal for a research project and apply for ethics committee approval.
  • Execute and analyse a research project, or a set of studies.
  • Write up scientific work in a report suitable for publication.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE qualification.

For more information about studying the Bachelor of Public Health (Honours) at IIE MSA, get in touch with us today.

Career Opportunities

As well as providing career opportunities in health promotion and policy and public health sciences, the Bachelor of Public Health (Honours) provides a pathway to postgraduate clinical programs and higher research degrees.

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Duration

1 year full-time

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 8, SAQA ID 93589

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor
Intake

First Semester (February)

Attendances

The Bachelor of Public Health (Honours) is offered at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg, South Africa. Full-time.

Programme code:

HBPH0801

Contact us

011 950 4009 enquiries@iiemsa.co.za

From outside South Africa

+27 11 950 4009

Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree with an average of 60% in the final year;
OR
An appropriate Advanced Diploma, provided that a 360 credit Diploma or appropriate equivalent has been completed, with an average of 60% in the final year.

Candidates are normally required to have a minimum final year average of 60% in the qualifications final-year (NQF L7) modules. Those with a final year average of 55 - 59% will be admitted if they attained 60% or higher for the designated cognate/core discipline module at final-year (NQF L7) level.

Additional Notes:

Graduates of The IIE who do not meet the admissions requirements for admission to Honours can enrol for and repeat all or some of their NQF Level 7 modules in order to improve their marks so that they can meet the entry requirements for Honours. These graduate students will then receive an additional transcript after the completion of the repeat module(s), where the repeat module(s) will appear as a second iteration of the module(s) on the transcript. The marks from the second iteration can then be used for admission to Honours in the subsequent academic year. This option is only available to graduates from The IIE and does not apply to graduates from other HE institutions.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Entry requirements

International Students

A SAQA NQF L7 Evaluation Certificate in an appropriate field and meeting the additional admission requirements.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication. However, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

What is Bachelor of Public Health (Honours)?

The Bachelor of Public Health (Honours) is an additional year of study for students who completed the Bachelor of Public Health 3-year degree. This year of study provides students with skills to demonstrate excellent research ability in the Public Health sector and it allows for articulation into a Masters degree.

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