18 months
52500 AUD/year
9000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Health program at the University of Sydney recognises the connection between health and threats to health around the world. 


Through our teaching and research expertise we prepare graduates to redress the inequitable distribution of health and health resources, and to improve health globally.

The Global Health program from the University of Sydney is underpinned by the principles of equity, community participation, sustainability, the use of knowledge for action, and trans-disciplinary, evidenced-based, systems thinking.

The aim of the Master of Global Health program is to train graduates with the skills and knowledge to engage in activities which support and improve health and well-being throughout the life course and across the globe. We support students to act with cultural humility and engage in collaborative partnerships to effect sustainable solutions.

The graduates have skills in research methods, intervention implementation, systems reform, communication, advocacy, and governance. They can work in trans-disciplinary teams, and nurture genuine partnerships with communities to develop local solutions and reduce health inequities.

Why study global health with us?

  • Choose face-to-face or 100% online course delivery - this course is offered face-to-face or through our interactive online learning environment, giving you the flexibility to tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle. We also offer full-time and part-time options, allowing you to decide your study load.
  • International and professional placement opportunities - there are opportunities for international and domestic placements for high achieving students to apply knowledge learnt in class to real-world projects with partnering organisations in Asia.
  • Opportunity to tailor your learning in your chosen field –  the 1.5-year Master of Global Health – the first of its kind in Australia – will provide you the time needed to build competency and gain skills from a wide range of both skill and content based units of study specific to our program  and also within 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 around the world.

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


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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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.
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52500 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    9000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 AUD per year during 18 months.


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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