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Master of Epidemiology

Overview

The Master of Epidemiology will develop your understanding of a range of principles, approaches and analytic strategies relevant to epidemiology, so you can make a meaningful contribution to the field.

This program will develop your epidemiological, biostatistical and methodological skills to an advanced level. It's designed for applicants with a background in epidemiology, quantitative research or health.

During the program you'll complete compulsory courses, which will build and extend your knowledge of epidemiology as a discipline and develop your methodological skills, along with elective courses, which cover research, public health and more.

You'll also undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem relevant to public or population health. You'll be involved in all aspects of research, from defining a topic and methodology to interpreting results and reporting on your findings.

Location
External, Herston
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023)
Program Code
5759
AQF
Level 9
Location
External, Herston
Fees
A$35008 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5759
CRICOS Code
110070D
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Gain advanced level skills in epidemiology and biostatistics and contribute to improving population health and increasing life expectancy.
  • Develop specialist qualifications in a core public health discipline from one of the leading Public Health schools in the Asia-Pacific.
  • Learn from experienced teachers and academics who have contributed to major public health projects globally.
  • Undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem relevant to public or population health.

2 in Australia for public health

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

31 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology in Practice
  • Introduction to Environmental Health
  • Foundations of Digital Health and Clinical Informatics

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Research associate
  • Research fellow
  • Clinical research officer
  • Medical officer

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

·        a bachelor¿s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or·        a bachelor¿s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus 1 year full-time equivalent relevant work experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting, or·        a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
·        a bachelor¿s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or·        a bachelor¿s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus 1 year full-time equivalent relevant work experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting, or·        a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include advanced sciences, behavioural and social sciences, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, counselling, dentistry and oral health, development studies, environmental health, environmental science, exercise and sport science, food science, health economics, health management, mathematics, medicine and medical sciences, nursing, nutrition, occupational health and safety, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health and health sciences, science, sociology, speech therapy, and veterinary sciences.

Relevant work experience

Depending on the previous qualification we will review any experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting to determine eligibility.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Epidemiology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

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Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $35,008

2023

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Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

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How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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