24 months
24824 AUD/year
21080 AUD/year
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Australian Catholic University’s Master of Public Health - Leadership and Management in Health Care equips graduates with specialised knowledge, understanding and skills in public health to improve and advance population health and well-being. 

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Australian Catholic University ’s Master in Public Health - Leadership and Management in Health Care prepares graduates to practice with a community, national or global focus, and with an ethical, social justice perspective.

What you'll study

A uniquely ACU specialisation, global health is an increasingly important and active area of work for public health practitioners. If you are planning to focus on global health, our Master of Public Health program offers a specialisation in global health and advocacy during your second year. The Master of Public Health (Global Health and Advocacy) specialisation will give you the knowledge, skills and experience to practice effectively in the evolving professional landscape of global health.

Students may choose to complete their Master with specialisation through a Research Pathway (undertaking additional research training and completion of a minor thesis) or a Capstone Pathway (involving a capstone experience, such as a practice-based project).


Graduates have pursued careers in:

  • not-for-profit organisations
  • health education
  • government
  • health services
  • project management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Principles of Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Determinants of Health
  • Disease Prevention and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 090702B
  • a Bachelor degree (or higher) or equivalent; or
  • successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Health; and
  • A grade point average of 4.2 on the ACU 7 point scale in a Bachelor degree; or
  • A minimum of two years professional experience in health (or related field), including Honours or other postgraduate study in health; or
  • Suitable practical experience in public health, global health or humanitarian assistance to the satisfaction of the course coordinator.
  • Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands)

Tuition Fee

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    24824 AUD/year
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  • National

    21080 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21080 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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