Master Blended

Global Health

University of Sydney

18 months
51000 AUD/year
31500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Health program at the University of Sydney focuses on preparing graduates to work to improve the health of populations in the global context. The course has a specific focus on achieving equity in health for people worldwide and on preparing you to apply public health principles in some of the most challenging and demanding conditions in the world. 


The Global Health program at the University of Sydney is  the only degree of its kind in Australia. Our new, premium program will increase in duration from 12 to 18 months (from 48 credit points to 72 credit points), providing you with the time to specialise in your chosen field, and the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of international and professional placements.

Why study global health with us? 

International and professional placement opportunities - you will have the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of international and professional placements and apply knowledge learnt in class to real world projects with location-based organisations in several Asian countries. We have a dedicated academic staff as the country coordinator for each of our partner countries.

Opportunity to tailor your learning in your chosen field –  the new 1.5-year Master of Global Health – the only one of its kind in Australia – will provide you the time needed to build competency and gain skills from a wide range of global health electives and electives from other programs within the Sydney School of Public Health. Our emphasis on practical skills and rigorous methods will allow you to stand out from the crowd and improve your career prospects. Our graduates work in a range of international settings including the World Health Organization, non-government agencies, such as Medecins San Frontiers and Oxfam, as well as bilateral aid agencies and ministries of health in their own country.

Apply global health principles - newly designed core units and electives will provide you with insight into the historical and contemporary contexts of global health and global health interventions, as well the practical skills needed for working in the field.

Career Pathways

The Master of Global Health will lead to hands on careers in public health, i.e. working with people in the field, as well as research-oriented jobs which involve conducting studies and examining overall health trends.

Careers in public health include public health officer in a health service, public health advisor to an international aid agency or government department in a developing country, or a researcher at a university or research centre.

Graduates of the Master of Global Health are able to obtain employment with non-government organisations (NGO's) internationally and in Australia, government ministries in developing countries, multilateral and bilateral agencies (such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the United Nations or the World Health Organization), Australian health services and academic institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Epidemiology 
  • Biosecurity Seminar Series  
  • Cancer Prevention and Control 
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
  • Climate Change and Public Health 
  • Ethics and Public Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 097038F 

  • an Australian bachelor's degree with honours or a graduate diploma or a graduate certificate or an equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian bachelor's degree in a relevant field (eg. medicine and health fields such as dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy or science, mathematics, veterinary science, or humanities and social sciences fields such as international relations, international development, economics, political science, communication and journalism, or education, or civil engineering, or law) or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian bachelor's degree in an unrelated field and two years professional work experience in health or international development.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    31500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31500 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $7,950 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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