Overview

The Master of International Public 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 International Public 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 international public 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

9043

UAC Code

910833 (CSP) 910834

CRICOS Code

910833

Total units of credit (UOC)

72

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

55

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) 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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