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Health Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #214 (QS) Online
The Health Science program from University of Newcastle is an advanced program which will develop your professional skills, theoretical knowledge and your ability to critically appraise the evidence. 


Upon completion, you will be better placed to apply an evidence-based approach, develop innovative health initiatives, champion effective health programs and advance your career in your area of expertise.

Why study with us?

  • Enhance your career opportunities - apply the practical skills and knowledge that you acquire during your studies to work across diverse public health disciplines including assessment and counselling of alcohol and other drug problems.
  • Flexible study options - you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.
  • Exceptional learning experience - the University of Newcastle's postgraduate studies in health services rank #1 in NSW for overall educational experience (Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning 2017).

Career opportunities

This Health Science program from University of Newcastle will present you with the employment opportunities in one of today’s most significant health concerns. Alcohol and other drug misuse is a significant cause of global disease and one of the greatest contributors to morbidity and mortality world-wide.

Possible career paths may include:

  • clinical leadership and management
  • health advocacy
  • research
  • health planning and promotion

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology A - Basic Methods
  • Basis of Drug/Alcohol Problems
  • Motivating Health Behaviour Change
  • Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use
  • Qualitative Methods in Health Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum of a four year undergraduate degree in a field related to public health such as medicine, biomedical/medical science, nursing, allied health, psychology or education. 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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34760 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    17970 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17970 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.



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