Overview

The Master of International Public Health provides a human ecology perspective of health and disease. You will gain expertise in relevant investigative methods, with evidence-based, culturally appropriate and cost-effective approaches to disease control, health promotion and health services development based on real-life public health interventions across a wide range of populations and countries. The degree emphasises the development of infrastructure for policy development, monitoring and surveillance, research and evaluation, and workforce development, among others. You will also gain advanced knowledge and skills for protecting the health of populations and preventing communicable and non-communicable diseases using epidemiological methods and contemporary theories and techniques relevant to international health priorities and settings. The international public health program provides the basic professional education and training for graduates to work internationally in health departments, with government and non-government organisations, and with international and bi-lateral aid agencies.

Program Code

9048

UAC Code

910810 (CSP) 910811

CRICOS Code

068957G

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

80

Why choose this degree?

The Master of International Public Health is a sought-after qualification in international health. This degree instils multidisciplinary ways of working to enhance public health outcomes within international health settings and in a global context.

Who should choose this degree?

You will choose this program if you’re seeking to update and improve your skills and knowledge of international public health and global health, or if you are seeking employment with international aid organisations in the field of international public health or global health.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Epidemiology
  • Disease control
  • Health promotion
  • Policy formulation
  • Research
  • Governance and management of health programs in global health settings

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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