The Master of Global Health and Master of Public Health is a double degree that provides essential knowledge for those pursuing a public health career internationally in health departments, with non-government organisations (NGOs), and with international and bilateral aid agencies. The Master of Public Health is widely recognised as essential if you want to work in population health and the Master of Global Health is a sought-after qualification relevant to international health priorities and settings. Combined, these programs provide you with the deep understanding required for a career in global health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research and management of health programs.

You can specialise in: Public Health, Ageing and Health, Infectious Diseases Control, International Health, Health Promotion, Primary Health Care, Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing, Health Economic Evaluation, Epidemiology, Social Research or Public Security.

Program Code


UAC Code

910833 (CSP) 910834



Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


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?

Health professionals seeking to work internationally in the field of public health will benefit from this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

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

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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