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Public Health - Global Development

24 months
37960 AUD/year
28280 AUD/year
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At Public Health - Global Development from James Cook University you will explore subjects that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and graduate with the skills and expertise to contribute to the sustainability and wellbeing of communities in the Tropics and around the world.


At Public Health - Global Development from James Cook University you will learn how to critically analyse, evaluate and generate solutions to complex public health and development problems for tropical, remote and inter-cultural settings through informed and evidence-based methodologies. Throughout this degree, you’ll learn to integrate and apply advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in public health and global development policy and practice, ensuring your ability to make a difference at both a community and policy level.

As a student at JCU, your studies can include national and international opportunities due to the University’s strong connections across the Asia Pacific region and the Tropics. Gain in-depth experience and benefit from networking opportunities through the work integrated learning, workplace-based projects, field exercises and service-learning available throughout this degree. Through extensive practical experiences, you will develop relevant technical and leadership skills to work in global development, public health, high-level research and effective practices that improve social, economic, cultural and environmental futures in the Tropics.


As a graduate of the Master of Public Health — Master of Global Development, you will have strong skills in project and resource management, leadership, planning, critical evaluation and advanced research as well as extensive practical experience. As the MPH-MGlobDev is the first of its kind in Australia, you will stand out from the crowd as a professional with a unique combination of expertise in both public health and development, knowledge which has become highly valuable in a world drastically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Master of Public Health — Master of Global Development prepares you for a career with unlimited potential. Your knowledge and skills are highly applicable in many areas of health, education, and development, allowing you to enter a wide variety of positions. Highly regarded by employers, health and development graduates are sought after within a range of national and international NGOs, government departments, local councils and private sector operators working in global development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tropical Public Health
  • Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy
  • Epidemiology for Public Health
  • Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Global Health and Development
  • Development in Practice
  • Critical Issues in Global Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or equivalent
  • English language proficiency
  • CRICOS Code 107244B

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37960 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28280 AUD per year during 24 months.

Estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for domestic students for a full-time study load $9,825.00

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 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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