Overview

The Master of International Public Health (Extension) and Master of Public Health offers an innovative approach to postgraduate health education, enabling you to specialise in public health in international developing country contexts as well as Australia and other developed countries. The Master of International Public Health (Extension) provides an opportunity for high-achieving students to extend their studies by completing additional courses and a research project in international public health. The Master of Public Health is recognised as essential for a career in population health. Studying this combination of degrees will cultivate sophisticated knowledge and skills in public health that you can apply to a broad range of highly complex population health issues in local and global settings. It meets a well-recognised need to strengthen public health capacities within Australia and internationally. You will be able to contribute immediately to improving public health outcomes in diverse settings, drawing on a global health perspective.

Program Code

9052

CRICOS Code

089846G

Total units of credit (UOC)

96

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

9

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?

This double degree with extension research project and is suitable for those wanting to contribute to improving public health outcomes in diverse settings, drawing on a global health perspective and who are considering a career in research.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Key positions in international aid organisations, health departments, non-government organisations and universities

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, social work, 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 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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