MPH / MHRes On Campus

Public Health and Health Research

24 months
29520 AUD/year
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The Public Health and Health Research program of the Charles Darwin University will give greater flexibility and opportunity to your career. This double degree is a strong modern qualification that will enable you to tackle contemporary and future population health issues with high level public health and health research skills. It is also an alternative pathway to Higher Degrees by Research.


About the Program

The Public Health and Health Research program of the Charles Darwin University will equip students with the tools to investigate, critique and respond to real world population health problems in local and global contexts, as well as advanced knowledge and skills in health research design and evidence-based practice. Unique features of the course include learning from acclaimed Menzies School of Health Research professionals in the specialist areas of Indigenous health, global health, public health practice and health research.

Our students study: epidemiology; biostatistics; quantitative and qualitative research methods. They learn to analyse and interpret population health information, evaluate and design public health interventions and formulate evidence-based strategies to address complex health and social issues. Our students apply public health approaches to: health promotion; disease control; health systems; health policy; decision making; the environment and the sustainable development goals. Students also consolidate their learning by undertaking a research project supervised by an expert in the field.

Our public health and health research graduates have gone on to secure employment in national and international health services and ministries; as well as public health organisations and universities. They have become public health leaders, program planners, analysts, evaluators, health policy officers, professional practitioners and health researchers.

This course requires a high level of academic reading and writing. Students who are not confident in their academic literacy skills are encouraged to fully utilise the University's academic support services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Indigenous Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Research Design
  • Research, Ethics and Impact
  • Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Course Code: 103123K

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • a recognised bachelor degree or a graduate diploma or masters degree in a related area; or
  • a recognised bachelor degree plus an honours degree or a graduate diploma or masters degree in a non-related area.

Related areas include: public health, health science, primary health care, medicine, social science or health promotion.

Applicants who have completed Charles Darwin University's Graduate Certificate of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control (UIDPC1) or Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology (UEPID1) are also eligible for entry.

English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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    29520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29520 AUD per year during 24 months.

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course


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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