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

^ Offshore international students are not eligible for an Australian student visa for part-time study mode.

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 of relevant fields 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 at postgrad-sphcm@unsw.edu.au

How to apply

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanemt humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate.

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Fees

Indicative First Year Fee

$30,720^*

Indicative Fee to Complete Degree

$30,720^*

^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places are 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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