The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Fees

AUD33,840 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

1 year full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 11716
CRICOS code: 064408B

Study Public Health

Intended for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations, the Master of Public Health is a flexible degree, designed to give you a broad introduction to public health and to provide the skills and knowledge to define, critically assess and resolve public health issues within a community, whilst catering for your individual career goals.

Through innovative and applied education, you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary public health issues, and learn practical techniques for analysing public health problems. Whether you study online or on campus, this program provides real experience in public health through core courses designed to give you the skills you need and electives that suit your interests. Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs.

Why Study with us?

  • Tailored course selection - over 25 elective courses to choose from.
  • Learn from some of the best in the field - our academic staff comprise experienced public health practitioners, health promotion professionals, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and researchers.
  • Study online at your own pace - our advanced online learning system will allow you to achieve your Master of Public Health at a time that suits you.
  • Top 5 in Australia for overall graduate satisfaction (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018 - Health Services and Support category)

Master of Public Health

What you will study

The Master of Public Health will provide you with a comprehensive education at a superior level. Designed for individuals who have already successfully completed a bachelor degree in an approved public health related discipline, key areas of study include:

  • professional public health practice
  • disease prevention and control
  • health promotion
  • health systems
  • policy and health economics
  • Aboriginal health

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

Our curriculum is aligned with the recommendation of the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) and as such our graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Public Health Association of Australia.

Graduates are well equipped to work in a range of public health roles in government or private sectors, as well as in not-for-profit organisations; in disciplines such as:

  • environmental health
  • epidemiology
  • health education
  • health policy
  • health promotion

Irrespective of where you are in your health related career, if you are interested in moving into public health or enhancing your existing public health career, the Master of Public Health will equip you with the appropriate professional expertise to develop a strong foundation in public health to enhance and extend your career opportunities.