Bachelor of Health Sciences information
“I love that this degree offers such a range of subjects that can lead to virtually
anywhere in the health sector. I’ve always had a strong interest in health, not
only the symptoms and biological causes, but how other factors in everyday life
all into the mix. I eventually want to work in an environment where I am
promoting and improving health in New Zealand.
“Tāmaki Campus is a great place to study and hang out with friends, and our
tutors and lecturers are great at creating a supportive environment.
“The fact there are so many courses, and opportunities available, means I really
don’t feel constrained. The range of subjects has allowed me to broaden my scope
and give me ideas as to how and where I could help improve New Zealand health. I
feel the courses in this degree are helping to strengthen and shape my knowledge
into something that can be used as a tool to excel in my career in the health
“I love the city life - Auckland has a great mix of people and cultures, and
there’s always something to do. The friends I have made since moving up from
Hamilton are definitely a highlight of my time at University.”
Iassc Smith is a BHSc graduate and currently studying for the
Health Sciences (Honours).
“The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland offers
a unique degree focusing on population health that highlights the causes of
health ailments and how they can be prevented.
“I have found the approachable nature of the fantastic teaching staff makes it
easy to have a chat about any issue. The learning facilities are also great -
with the Tāmaki Innovation Campus being one of the most relaxing places to
“I would love to work in public health in the future, particularly in Māori and
Pacific communities. Health Sciences offers a broad range of subjects that are
essential in public health. The introduction of the
pathways initiative has been invaluable as it makes it
possible to group related papers in a particular field.”
Sharn Birch-Robertson is studying for a
Bachelor of Health
“From a young age, I have always been curious as to how people’s environments and
choices ultimately affect their health and why this is so. I was drawn to the
Bachelor of Health Sciences because the programme provides me with the tools and
flexibility to explore a wide range of issues within the health field and
“I like how this degree explores a range of subject material which is all
interlinked with health; including philosophy and ethics, epidemiology, anatomy
and chemistry. This degree has helped me to gain a broader perspective of the
world and population health; as well as a better appreciation for what is
involved in the decision making process within aspects of population health.
“With so many clubs and societies on offer, it’s hard not to be part of the
University in some way. During my time here, I’ve been part of the Uniguide
volunteer programme as well as being a University of Auckland Ambassador. This
has provided me with invaluable skills in leadership and communication, as well
as giving me the opportunity to work with a great bunch of people who have the
same interests as me.”
Andrea Malto is studying for a Bachelor of Health Sciences.