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Epidemiology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #468 (QS) , | Online
Be the supermind that takes on superbugs with our Master of Epidemiology. Find the solutions to challenging epidemics with the Epidemiology program at Western Sydney University. To lead the charge in combating disease, improve global health and establish effective public health policy, reserve your place at Western now.


Epidemiology program at Western Sydney University  is designed for graduates interested in a career in health research, including clinicians (medical, nursing and allied health) and practitioners from health-related fields (public health, environmental health, communicable disease control). It provides an advanced understanding of epidemiological concepts and methods and their application in clinical, public health and health policy settings.

 A variety of electives allow acquisition of specialist skills and knowledge in areas including disease surveillance, research protocol design and statistical modelling. A capstone unit involving design and conduct of an epidemiological study, which may be workplace-based, allows students to integrate their knowledge and experiences from the whole program.

Your career

As a graduate in epidemiology, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Health and Medical Research
  • Environmental Health
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Government Health Agencies
  • Private Industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
  • Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health
  • Qualitative Research Methodology in Health

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

  • 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:


    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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General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 088189K
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30080 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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