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Master of Public Health

Overview

Prepare for a role as a public health professional and enjoy a rewarding career where you'll make a difference to people's health outcomes across the community and workplace.

Public health focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting healthy lifestyles. It offers a rewarding career that suits people from a variety of backgrounds including health, science, education and the social sciences.

The Master in Public Health is a 2-year program that will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to influence and inform health policy and lead health services reform. You'll learn how to act on new developments regarding health concerns, such as COVID-19, diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDS and injury prevention, as well as more traditional concerns such as under-nutrition and communicable diseases.

You'll complete a program that is evidence-based, comprehensive, and reflects UQ's strong links with organisations such as Australian Aid, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and international ministries of health.

 

Location
External, Herston
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5760
AQF
Level 9
Location
External, Herston
Fees
A$35632 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5760
CRICOS Code
110071C
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Choose from three capstone options: research project, placement or participate in the Public Health Connect Collaborative.
  • Study a comprehensive curriculum validated by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) – a world-leading accrediting body for public health master's programs.
  • Benefit from options to study online, on campus, or a combination of both, so you can structure your study to suit your needs.

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
  • Fieldwork

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 Environmental Health
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Health Systems

Career possibilities

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

  • Health promotion coordinator
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker
  • Public health medical registrar
  • Research associate
  • Digital health coordinator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Primary health manager
  • Policy and research 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 work experience in a healthcare setting; or
  • the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Public Health from UQ (or equivalent).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 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 work experience in a healthcare setting; or
  • the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Public Health from UQ (or equivalent).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

  • Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Dentistry, Oral Health
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Food Science
  • Health Economics
  • Health Management
  • Medicine, Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health or Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Advance Science (Honours)
  • Speech Therapy
  • 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.

Related programs

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 Public Health 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 $35,632

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • 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 commence study in semester 2 - June 30 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.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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Environmental Health Sciences

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2 Years full-time2 Years full-time
(or part time equivalent)
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2 Years full-time2 Years full-time
(or part time equivalent)

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