Overview

The Master of Public Health is globally recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, policy formulation, research and management of health programs. Many of our graduates occupy key positions in health services and universities in Australia, and the Western Pacific and Asian regions. This degree prepares you for education, research and service in all aspects of public health by providing a sophisticated understanding of the multidisciplinary area of public health. The courses include study in epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methods, health services management, health promotion, and development and education in health, as well as a systematic review of topical public health issues. Students will acquire a deep understanding and skills for research, professional practice and further learning.

Program Code

9045

UAC Code

910800 (CSP) 910801

CRICOS Code

008969M

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

294

Why choose this degree?

This degree 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.

Who should choose this degree?

A Masters in Public Health is essential for those wishing to pursue a career in population health and for those seeking to consolidate their knowledge and skills developed through professional practice.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Epidemiology
  • Disease control
  • Health promotion
  • Policy formulation
  • Research
  • Governance and management of health programs in global health settings

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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