The Master of Health Leadership and Management and Master of Infectious Disease Intelligence double degree provides you with the advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake infectious diseases prevention and control and health services management roles in government, community and health service settings in Australia and internationally.

You will develop a deep understanding of infectious diseases in the era of new and emerging disease threats, and learn management approaches for the identification, assessment, prevention and control of infectious diseases. Youll also be equipped with the specialised skills and leadership needed for professional practice in control of infectious diseases and for health management research and evidence-based professional practice.

Program Code


UAC Code

910846 (CSP) 910847



Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

With this double degree, you will contribute to improving population health and work across a range of contexts.

Who should choose this degree?

You will choose this combination of degrees if youre seeking a professional or academic career in infectious diseases and/or health management and health service delivery.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Epidemiology
  • Infection control
  • Major health facility administration and management
  • Hospital administration and management
  • Small health enterprise administration and management
  • Government medical service administration and management
  • Emergency/Deployable medical systems administration and 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)


  • 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, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, social work, 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.]

How to apply

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



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*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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