The Master of Public Health and Master of Health Management is a popular double degree that provides essential knowledge, skills and attributes for both a career in population health and extend their leadership roles in health service delivery.

The Master of Public Health provides a sophisticated understanding of the multidisciplinary area of public health, including epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methods, health promotion, and opportunities for a range of specialised public health topics. It is designed to address the continuing education needs of specialists in public health, as well as providing a general orientation to public health issues and methods for health professionals. Students will acquire a deeper understanding of knowledge and skills for research, professional practice and further learning.  

The Master of Health Management provides you with the essential knowledge, skills and attributes required for senior managerial and leadership roles in health service management and delivery. It is designed to meet the needs of health managers today and sets the benchmark for health services management training. A key focus of the program is promoting health leadership in areas of strategic planning, policy and decision-making. A strong emphasis is also placed on understanding and meeting the challenges of safety and quality within current and emerging health service contexts. The objective of the program is to develop judgment-ready practitioners who can impact on health service issues and health systems. This combination of degrees will give you sophisticated capabilities for leading in and managing complex health settings, including the capacity for improving health service outcomes. Youll also be able to use your advanced knowledge and skills towards a professional career in health service management and in public health.

Please note: From 2021 this program will be called the Master of Health Leadership and Management/Master of Public Health.

Program Code


UAC Code

910830 (CSP) 910831



Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

This degree is designed to address the continuing education needs of current and future health managers and specialists in public health, as well as providing a general orientation to health management and public health issues and methods for health professionals.

Who should choose this degree?

You will choose this combination of degrees if youre seeking a professional or academic career in population health and/or health management and health service delivery.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

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.]

    Applications will be assessed in accordance with the UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

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.



2020 Indicative First Year Fee


2020 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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