The Master of International Public Health and Master of Health Management is a double degree providing the essential knowledge, skills and attributes to carry out senior managerial and leadership roles in population, clinical and departmental health services. It is designed for those keen to work internationally in health departments, with non-government organisations (NGOs), and with international and bilateral aid agencies. You will gain a deep understanding of topics such as health promotion, health care economics and financial management, epidemiology, workforce management and clinical governance, as well as having the opportunity to study tropical disease control, immunisation policy, infectious diseases intelligence or bioterrorism.

Program Code


UAC Code

910836 (CSP) 910837



Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

This double degree will update and improve your skills and knowledge of public health and health management.

Who should choose this degree?

You will choose this combination of degrees if you’re seeking a professional or academic career in population health and/or health management and health service delivery.

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

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

The Master of Health 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) 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, 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.

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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Indicative First Year Fee


^There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this degree. Find out more .

*The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not Commonwealth supported students, and is an estimate of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). 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 1.0 EFTSL.

Fees are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at 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.

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

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