The Master of Public Health and Master of Infectious Disease Intelligence is a double degree providing essential knowledge and skills for those pursuing a career in public health with a focus on infectious diseases epidemiology and control. The program enables students to better understand infectious diseases in the era of new and emerging disease threats. Youll also learn sophisticated management approaches for the identification, assessment, prevention and control of infectious diseases.The Master of Public Health is widely regarded as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research and management of health programs. When combined with the Masters of Infectious Disease Intelligence, you will acquire a deep understanding of multidisciplinary knowledge including infectious diseases intelligence, policy design, implementation and evaluation. 

Program Code


UAC Code

910840 (CSP) 910841



Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

On graduating from this double degree, you will be ready to contribute to improving population health, with a focus on the public health aspects of infectious disease epidemiology and control.

Who should choose this degree?

This approach will suit you if youre interested in working in health policy, service and research roles related to infectious diseases prevention and control.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Work in ministries and departments of health
  • Government* Non-government and voluntary organisations
  • Military and first responder organisations
  • Primary care as well as community healthcare services

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.

Please contact the Student Services office for further information postgrad-sphcm@unsw.edu.au

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.



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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