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Public Health, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #351 (WUR) , | Online
The Master of Public Health programme offered by Western Sydney University is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations. Public health professionals are required to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues.


The Master of Public Health offered by Western Sydney University undertakes a comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, including broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. It enables health professionals to practise in a variety of settings, including health services and community organisations.

You will study evaluation processes and research methods such as policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. The practical skills focus is in health promotion programs, and you will integrate research, analytical and practical skills in the evaluation of contemporary public health issues.

This course provides the opportunity to develop skills and acquire knowledge essential for the effective practice of public health policy. Master of Public Health graduates will determine the nature of community health problems and initiate steps to define and then alleviate them, while bringing together the various services available to address relief of these problems. A major goal of this health science course is to promote the proactive role of public health professionals in coordinating relevant community resources.

Students can study a wide range of evaluation processes and research methods such as policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. Students 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.


Master of Public Health graduates can 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 further research qualifications at the university level.

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
  • Leadership and the Development of Organisational Capacity
  • Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Health Workforce Planning
  • Health Services and Facilities Planning
  • Health Financial Management

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
  • 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 TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must have either

  • An undergraduate, master or doctoral degree in any discipline


  • A Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in any discipline AND three years full-time equivalent work experience in a health, welfare or aged care discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    26000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    19200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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