The Master Public Health (International) is widely recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research and management of health programs. This degree will give you advanced multidisciplinary knowledge and skills across the complex body of public health. This includes epidemiology, biostatistics, social determinants of health, health promotion and population-targeted health research methods. The degree produces judgement-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving public health outcomes in diverse settings.

The Master of Public Health (International) has been developed in partnership with India's leading healthcare organisations. UNSW provides the coursework and awards the degree, but the capstone learning experience in the degree will be in India, provided by our partners in India including the George Institute for Global Health, Apollo Hospitals, SRM University etc. Students will be in a dynamic, virtual classroom with other students from Australia and around the world, and studying toward a UNSW awarded degree.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree will instil an understanding of current global health developments and their implications for working across communities, agencies and national boundaries.

Who should choose this degree?

This program is open to Indian nationals residing in India and is designed for those who are interested in rewarding opportunities in the health sector particularly in public health, health administration, health management and clinical research. This program meets the continuing education needs of specialists in public health as well as providing a general orientation to public health issues and methods for professionals who have previous education and experience relevant to public health and/or health management.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Key roles in departments of health health services, International NGOs, global agencies like the WHO and universities in India, Asia, the Pacific and Australia.

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.

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

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Indicative First Year Fee

Degree not offered to domestic students

*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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