Western Sydney University

24 months
31600 AUD/year
30000 AUD/year
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


160 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
105 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
78 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 088189K

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31600 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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