Postgraduate

Master of Public Health with Specialisation

This two-year course is ideal for international students and can include a dissertation and practicum.  It provides graduates with a suitable background and generalist qualification for a career in Public Health.

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The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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This course provides graduates with a suitable background and generalist qualification for a career in public health research or practice.
This course provides graduates with a suitable background and generalist qualification for a career in public health research or practice.

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Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Course highlights

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2021
$78,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or
(ii) a Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies 91230, Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health 92210, Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology 91220, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.
(2) Applicants who have or have had a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' against courses 91550 or 92560 are not eligible for admission.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

The Master of Public Health with Specialisation offers the chance to specialise in Public Health Foundations, Applied Public Health or Public Health Methodology.

DollarThis course has recently become subsidised for Australian residents through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Visit our fee calculator for new CSP rates and an estimate on your course fees.

About the course

This course is suitable for graduates from any field seeking a career in the health industry as a professional public health practitioner or researcher. You will gain a strong foundation in the core fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, qualitative research methods, health economics and health promotion, plus the broader social context in which health programs are planned, delivered and evaluated.
Master of Public Health - Coursework

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 40 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 92550
CRICOS code
  • 075827C
Master of Public Health - Coursework
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 40 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 92550
CRICOS code
  • 075827C
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years | 5.5 years
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Public Health - Coursework

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Core
Take all units (24 points):
Option units specialisation
Students in the Applied Public Health specialisation SP-APPPH must take units to the total value of 30 points from Groups A and B.

Students in the Public Health Foundations specialisation SP-PHFND must take units to the total value of 42 points from Groups A and may include either B or C.

Students in the Public Health Methodology specialisation SP-PHMET must take units to the value of 30 points from Groups A and/or C.
Take units as per the sequence notes:
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points, as per the sequence notes:
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points, as per the sequence notes:

Study options in Public Health

We offer a range of courses enabling you to tailor your studies to meet your personal or professional interests and advance your career. 

Student Experience

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PUBLIC HEALTH STUDY OPTIONS

Master of Public Health

UWA also offers a Master of Public Health which can be completed in 1.5 years. This course includes a dissertation or practicum and provides graduates with a suitable background and generalist qualification for a career in public health.

You can begin this course by enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies which is a six-month full time course.

PUBLIC HEALTH STUDY OPTIONS
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Research projects

As a world-class research university, UWA offers research opportunities of the highest calibre that will prepare you well for a career in the health industry. Your initial research training can be completed during the Master of Public Health with a  24-point dissertation. This can lead to enrolment in a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). View our 2022 Research Project Booklet [PDF, 1.6MB] which lists all 2021 projects and dissertations. 

School of Population and Global Health
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