Master On Campus

Health Law

University of Sydney

12 months
52500 AUD/year
38000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Health Law program at the University of Sydney is a flexible, specialist qualification covering wide-ranging legal and ethical issues in healthcare. You will learn to identify, analyse and develop solutions to complex legal, ethical and policy issues affecting health and health services. 


The Health Law program at the University of Sydney students come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. They include practising lawyers, health professionals, health administrators, government officers, health advocates and others seeking a deeper understanding of legal and regulatory issues arising within the health sector.

The core and elective units of study cover a wide range of areas, including healthcare law, the impact of new technologies on healthcare, the regulation of the health professions, litigation and dispute resolution, public health law, mental health law, and global health law and governance.

Career Pathways 

The Master of Health Law (MHL) is designed for lawyers or non-lawyers who wish to upgrade their qualifications for the purposes of career advancement or professional and academic interest.

Future study options

Sydney Law School is a major international centre for legal research. The faculty has internationally renowned academic staff members whose expertise range across a wide variety of fields. Sydney Law School offers three higher degrees by research: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Laws by research (LLM) and Master of Criminology by research (MCrim).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Issues in Public Health Law 
  • Death Law 
  • Dispute Resolution in Australia
  • Expert Evidence and Class Action Procedure 
  • Forensic Psychology  
  • Health Care and Professional Liability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 031432G 
  • Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. 
  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; 
  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of two years of relevant professional experience.
  • 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 12 months.
  • National

    38000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38000 AUD per year during 12 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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