The Master of Global 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 global 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


UAC Code

910810 (CSP) 910811



Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

The Master of Global Health is a sought-after qualification in international health. This degree instills 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 youre 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).


  • 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 permanemt humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the 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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