Overview

The Master of Public Health and Master of Health Management (Extension) double degree will enable you to specialise in both public health and health management and to develop research skills in health management. You will gain the advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake population health and health services management roles in government, community and health service settings in Australia and internationally.

By undertaking this combination of degrees you will come away with a sophisticated understanding of the multidisciplinary knowledge required for public health and health management. This includes epidemiology, biostatistics, social determinants of health, population-targeted health research methods, leadership and workforce management, quality improvement, and the design, implementation and evaluation of health programs and policy. You will acquire the specialised skills needed for health management research and evidence-based professional practice and leadership across a range of contexts.

Program Code

9057

CRICOS Code

089844J

Total units of credit (UOC)

96

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

11

Why choose this degree?

This degree is designed to address the continuing education needs of health managers and specialists in public health as well as providing a general orientation to health management and public health issues and methods for health professionals.

The MHM (Extension) is designed for students wishing to complete a Master in Health Management with a research component. It provides a pathway for students seeking to apply for entry into a PhD program.

Who should choose this degree?

If you want to be a sector-ready practitioner, able to manage and improve systems and outcomes in public health and health services, this approach is for you.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

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) OR

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.

Application Procedure

For Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

For international students, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through UNSW Apply Online.

Please contact the Student Services office for further information postgrad-sphcm@unsw.edu.au

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 and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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