Postgraduate

Master of Public Health with Specialisation

This two-year course includes a specialisation unit with a dissertation and practicum, and provides graduates with a suitable background and generalist qualification for a career in public health.

Careers and further study

Accelerate your career within the resources sector, or find a way in to the sector to begin your managerial career in resources.

Career Pathways

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.

Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

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

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$47,800.00

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.
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 - 2018
$76,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$76,600.00

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, 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.

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

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.

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 with Specialisation

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
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 with Specialisation
Status
  • Available 2019
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
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.

Course information evening

22 Aug: Advance your career with a Master of Public Health

Are you looking for the next step to advance your career in the health industry, or ready for a new challenge and change the direction of your career? UWA’s internationally recognised Master of Public Health (MPH) degree could be for you. Join us for an evening of information, discussion and networking to learn about the course.  
Course information evening

Are you looking for the next step to advance your career in the health industry, or ready for a new challenge and change the direction of your career? UWA’s internationally recognised Master of Public Health (MPH) degree could be for you.

Join us for an evening of information, discussion and networking to learn about the Master of Public Health. Hear from Dr Siobhan Hickling, Course Coordinator, along with a panel of current students and graduates as they discuss their experiences studying the course, the exciting places their MPH has taken them, and the interesting projects they’re working on.

The panel discussion will be followed by networking and light refreshments where you can ask questions and speak one-on-one with academics, current students and alumni.

Courses that will be highlighted include:

Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Public Health with Specialisation

This event is suitable for current university undergraduate students and recent graduates, plus professionals working in the health and medical industry. 

Date: Thursday 22 August 2019
Time: 5.30-7.00pm
Location: Hew Roberts Lecture Theatre, UWA Nedlands Campus 

Click here to register.

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
School of Population and Global Health

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 12-point or 24-point dissertation. This can lead to enrolment in a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). View our Research Booklet which lists all 2019 projects and dissertations.
 
School of Population and Global Health
 

Graduate story

Penelope Strauss

Graduate story
Penelope Strauss
Student Experience

Shauna Jacob

Student Experience
Shauna Jacob
Lecture recording

Master of Public Health information session

School of Population and Global Health

At the School of Population and Global Health we are dedicated to making the world a healthier place to live, our research, advocacy and health promotion within the School of Population Health and Global Health is aimed at improving social and environmental conditions and behaviours.