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Public health

Improve the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world.

Featured programs

Work towards playing a critical role in preventing disease, prolonging life and improving health outcomes with postgraduate study.

Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Make a lasting impact on the health of communities and populations.

Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Prepare for a career preventing disease and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Master of Public Health

Gain skills to influence policy and lead health service's reform. 

Get Postgrad Ready​

Discover tips and practical essentials to prepare for your postgraduate studies.

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Why do postgraduate study? 

It can propel your career forward or shift it in a new direction. Gain the knowledge, skills and experience for your next move, turn a future of uncertainty into a world of possibilities.

Earn more

Our graduates earn an average 29% salary increase within 3 years of graduating.

Study your way

Study part-time or full-time with 2 intakes per year. You can complete many of our programs entirely online. 

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We'll link you to local and global experts. Leverage and learn from us and connect with industry leaders and changemakers.

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Join our interactive webinar to hear about the benefits of Higher Degrees by Research (HDR), discover why so many research students choose UQ, and learn how to apply.
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Ruchita Rajkumar Bhansali, UQ Master of Public Health student
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What’s it like to study public health as a postgraduate?

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What's it really like to study public health at UQ?

Get a personal perspective from Bianca, a current student, and Associate Professor Simon Reid, a UQ academic.
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Meet the expert: exploring public health with Associate Professor Simon Reid

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