Overview

The Master of International Public Health (Extension) /Master of Infectious Disease Intelligence will provide you with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake infectious diseases prevention and control and health services management roles in government, community and health service settings with a focus on international settings.

The degree, which features three electives in International Health, fosters a sophisticated understanding and application across a complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge including infectious diseases intelligence, policy design, implementation and evaluation. On graduating, you will be equipped with the specialised skills and concepts needed for professional practice in the prevention, identification, assessment, and control of infectious diseases.

Please note: From 2021 this program will be called the Master of Global Health (Extension)/Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence.

Program Code

9367

CRICOS Code

100682

Total units of credit (UOC)

96

Campus

Kensington

Why choose this degree?

Gain understanding of infectious diseases in the era of new and emerging disease threats in an international context, and management approaches for the identification, assessment, prevention and control of infectious diseases and apply those skills while undertaking a research project.

Who should choose this degree?

Anyone looking to contribute to improving population health and work across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, military and first responder organisations, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Public healthcare
  • Private healthcare
  • NGO sector
  • International organisations
  • Academic/ research institutes

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. \ [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.]

In exceptional circumstances, applications will be considered for entry where the applicant has extensive professional health or public health experience but does not hold a formal qualification in a relevant discipline. Applications will be assessed in accordance with University Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning Policies. Please contact postgrad-sphcm@unsw.edu.au for further information.

Please contact the School of Public Health and Community Medicine for advice about entry requirements.

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.

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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$31,680^*

Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

$64,320^*

^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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