The Master of Global Health and Master of Public Health (Extension) is an innovative approach to postgraduate health education, enabling you to specialise in public health in international developing country contexts as well as Australia and other developed countries. This double degree meets a well-recognised need to strengthen public health capacities within Australia and internationally.

The Master of Global Health is a sought-after qualification in international health. The Master of Public Health (Extension) will provide an opportunity to extend your studies by completing additional courses and a research project in public health. Studying this combination of degrees will cultivate sophisticated knowledge and skills in public health that you can apply to a broad range of highly complex population health issues in local and global settings.

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Why choose this degree?

Graduates of this double degree will be ready to contribute to improving the health of populations both in Australia and internationally.?�It suits those interested in policy development, disease monitoring and surveillance, research and evaluation, workforce development and program delivery.

Who should choose this degree?

This double degree with extension research project and is suitable for those wanting to contribute to improving public health outcomes in diverse settings, drawing on a global health perspective and who are considering a career in research.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Key positions in international aid organisations, health departments, non-government organisations and universities

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



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*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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