• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


While completing core subjects of this Master of Public Health from James Cook University, you'll have a lot of flexibility in selecting elective subjects so you can tailor your course to fit your career aspirations.

As a JCU Masters student, you can choose whether you prefer to complete your Masters by undertaking individual coursework subjects, or if a Masters incorporating a substantial research component suits your career goals better. 

This is particularly relevant for those of you who are considering undertaking doctoral level research (a Doctor of Public Health or a Doctor of Philosophy) following completion of your Master’s degree.


A career in Public Health is both challenging and rewarding, and there is high demand for professionals to work in regional, rural and remote locations both within and outside Australia - a special focus of studies at JCU. As an example, you could develop a career in government, healthcare and training sectors. Your role might be in:

  • Community health
  • Health education
  • Tropical public health management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings
  • Empowerment and Change
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Human Parasitology
  • Social Science in Public Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time option is available for domestic students only

  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

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: 040170F
  • Completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience.
  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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