Postgraduate Diploma On Campus Online

Public Health

University of Queensland

12 months
34768 AUD/year
23840 AUD/year
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Study public health and prepare for a career making a difference to people by minimising preventable illness, disease, injury or death across the community and workplace with the Public Health program offered at the University of Queensland. 


Public health focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting healthy lifestyles. It offers a rewarding career that suits people from a variety of backgrounds including health, science, education and the social sciences. The Public Health program is offered at the University of Queensland. 

If you're curious, enjoy solving problems and have a desire to make a lasting impact on the health of communities and populations then a degree in public health may be for you.

The Public Health program offered at the University of Queensland is a one year program that is evidence-based and comprehensive, and reflects UQ's strong links with organisations such as Australian Aid, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UNICEF and international ministries of health.

Career possibilities 

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Health promotion coordinator
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker
  • Public health medical registrar
  • Environmental health officer
  • Research associate
  • Digital health coordinator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Primary health manager
  • Policy and research officer

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Public Health Research Methods 
  • Health Promotion Public Health 
  • Health Systems  
  • Social Perspectives in Public Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 024647G  

An approved degree, or

A Graduate Certificate in Public Health from this university (or equivalent).

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:
  • Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Dentistry, Oral Health
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Food Science
  • Health Economics
  • The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34768 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34768 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23840 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 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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