By undertaking the Master of Global Health and Master of Health Leadership and Management (Extension) you will specialise in both global health and health management and complete a research project in health management. The double degree meets a well-recognised need to strengthen public health, health leadership and health management capacities within resource-constrained settings in international and global contexts.

The Master of Global Health enables graduates to seek employment with international aid organisations, while the Master of Health Leadership and Management (Extension) provides the knowledge and skills for senior managerial roles in health service delivery. With both degrees, youll gain specialised knowledge to work internationally in health departments, with non-government organisations (NGOs), and with international and bilateral aid agencies. You will be able to apply your advanced skills in public health and health management to a broad range of highly complex population health issues in international settings.

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Why choose this degree?

This combination of degrees will allow you to launch with ease into a role in managing and improving health service systems and outcomes, in diverse settings, while drawing on a global health perspective.

Who should choose this degree?

This double degree is for students and practitioners who are keen on a rewarding role or career with international aid organisations.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • International aid organisations
  • Epidemiology
  • Health care policy
  • Humanitarian health system administration and management
  • Hospital system management and administration
  • Community health care management
  • Academic career in Public Health and/or Health Management Research

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

The Master of Health Leadership and Management program is accredited with the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have either:

  • An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below) and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, MD)


  • An undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below)

[*Examples include, but are not restricted to, medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, dentistry, social work, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, psychology, marketing, human services, emergency services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration, business, management, engineering, law, science, mathematics and statistics, economics, policy studies and development studies.]

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



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2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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