12 months
36515 AUD/year
21135 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Kick-start a rewarding career in public health in just one year! Intended for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations, the Public Health program from University of Newcastle is a flexible degree, designed to give you a broad introduction to public health and to provide the skills and knowledge to define.


Through innovative and applied education, you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary public health issues, and learn practical techniques for analysing public health problems. Whether you study online or on campus, this Public Health program from University of Newcastle provides real experience in public health through core courses designed to give you the skills you need and electives that suit your interests. Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of Public Health, your skills and knowledge will prepare you for roles including:

  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Field Scientist/Practitioner

You may also work across a range of public health areas including:

  • public health units
  • Local Health Districts
  • State and Commonwealth departments
  • general practice
  • non-government organisations
  • academic institutions
  • United Nations agencies
  • international health, development and humanitarian agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • professional public health practice
  • disease prevention and control
  • health promotion
  • health systems
  • policy and health economics
  • Aboriginal health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.


80 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.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Newcastle and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 064408B

  • Minimum of a four year undergraduate degree in a field related to public health such as medicine, biomedical/medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, psychology, veterinary science, education, law, engineering, business, commerce, science and arts. Applicants with a three year undergraduate degree should possess an Honours degree; OR additional postgraduate qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; OR a minimum of one year’s work experience in a related field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36515 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36515 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21135 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21135 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 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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