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Public Health, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #351 (WUR) , | Online
The Public Health program from Western Sydney University is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations. Our graduates become public health professionals who are highly equipped to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues.  


The Public Health program from Western Sydney University provides students with the ability to assess all determinants of health, including broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. It focuses on providing you with in-depth knowledge on global and public health issues and determinants from broader social and environmental factors to physical risk. You will receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary public health issue. This degree also offers a variety of study areas including communicable diseases, policy analysis and economic evaluation, allowing you to focus on your topics interests.

Our graduates are able to reflect on social factors affecting health and examine implications for policy, health systems and different groups. Completion of this program will equip you with the skills to analyse and interpret results from quantitative data collections in order to interpret health status and health impacts. 

Your career

Explore careers in areas as diverse as community work, hospital administration, occupational health and safety, health promotion and environmental health. The Master of Public Health also provides a strong platform for a Master of Research or PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health
  • Public Health, Policy and Society
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Occupational Health Management
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
  • Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 014002E
  • An undergraduate degree in health; health administration; human biological sciences, medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; welfare; behavioural Science and sport and recreation disciplines


  • A Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in health; health administration; human biological sciences, medical, forensic, food and pharmacology sciences; welfare; behavioural science and sport and recreation disciplines and three years full-time equivalent work experience in a health, welfare or aged care discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27320 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27320 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22160 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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