Overview

The Master of Health Management (Extension) provides you with advanced disciplinary knowledge and capacities for tackling challenging senior managerial roles in health services in Australia or internationally. The degree is designed to develop judgement-ready, critically reflexive practitioners who can improve health service systems and outcomes. You will gain a sophisticated understanding across the complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge of health management, including financial and economic management, quality and safety improvement programs, leadership and human resource management, strategic planning and change management, and policy and health program design, implementation and evaluation. Many of our graduates occupy key positions in health services and universities in Australia and across the globe.

Program Code

8902

UAC Code

910828 (CSP) 910829

CRICOS Code

059316D

Total units of credit (UOC)

72

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

10

Why choose this degree?

This degree extends students' knowledge and skills in health services research, with many undertaking a PhD in health management as the first step in developing a career in the field.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree will suit health professionals keen to update and improve their skills and knowledge in the health management arena.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Medical administrator
  • Medical manager
  • Health management academic career

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australasian College of Health Services Management.

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 for domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate.

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