Master On Campus Online

Environmental Health Sciences

University of Queensland

24 months
35536 AUD/year
26920 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Examine environmental health risks facing the modern world and develop the ability to manage these complex health challenges in the Master of Environmental Health Sciences offered at University of Queensland. 


Population growth, globalisation and climate change are among the most challenging issues of our time. These issues, coupled with emerging or re-emerging environmental health risks and threats to human health, put governments, industry and communities under pressure to adapt and apply sustainable solutions.

This 1.5 year Master of Environmental Health Sciences offered at University of Queensland will equip you with the knowledge and skills to identify and resolve complex environmental health risks.  

You'll learn to confidently communicate the risks and mitigation options to a range of stakeholders across the private sector, government and general public. You'll also be prepared to formulate or contribute to the development of policy, regulations and guidelines, through the synthesis of scientific evidence. 

During the program, you'll complete advanced-level courses that cover key areas of environmental health risk assessment and communication. You'll also undertake a research project on a relevant topic, interpret results and report on your findings. The program supports flexible delivery options that allow you to choose what suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online study.

You'll graduate with a respected qualification that will open the door to more career opportunities, with highly-sought skills that will prepare you for management positions across a range of relevant industries.

Program highlights

  • Prepare yourself for a wide variety of roles and responsibilities across a number of employment sectors.
  • Learn from a broad range of UQ experts while undertaking courses tailored to your specific needs.
  • Choose the flexible delivery option that suits you best, including full-time, part-time or online.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
  • Environmental systems specialist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Senior research technician
  • Environment reporting and analysis specialist
  • Environment consultant

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • System Dynamics 
  • Dynamics of Public Policy 
  • Agricultural Research Methodologies 
  • Developing a Research Proposal  
  • Evaluation of Programs & Projects 
  • Public Health Research Methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

 CRICOS code: 098321F 

  • An approved degree; or
  • A degree (or equivalent) in a different discipline and a minimum of 12 months full-time (or equivalent) work experience in an environmental health-related setting, as approved by the Executive Dean; or
  • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences from this university (or equivalent).
A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement: 
  • Nursing
  • Paramedicine
  • Environmental technology
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Management
  • Public Health Management

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35536 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35536 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26920 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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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