18 months
52500 AUD/year
33000 AUD/year
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The Public Health program at the University of Sydney focuses on the prevention of illness and the promotion of health. Learning opportunities are aimed at developing the essential knowledge and required skills of practitioners in the practice of public health, including the effective management of community health problems to improve conditions and outcomes. 


During the Public Health program at the University of Sydney, ou will have the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of professional placements and apply knowledge learnt in class to real world projects with location-based organisations. Our students have completed placements with a range of organisations including NSW Environmental Health, NSW Cancer Council, NSW Health Protection unit, Safe Work Australia and the Heart Foundation. 

  • Apply public health principles - newly designed core units and electives will provide you with the skills needed to translate evidence and decisions into policy and practice at a national, regional and community level.
  • Research training – our Research Project capstone will equip you with the critical thinking skills and research training necessary to prepare for a higher research degree.
  • First class teaching - this course is taught by highly experienced academic staff who are active within the public health community and work closely with organisations such as the World Health Organisation, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Department of Health and Cancer Australia.

Career Pathways

The Master of Public Health leads to hands on careers in public health, such as working with people in the field, as well as research-oriented jobs which involve conducting studies and examining overall health trends.

Careers in public health include working as a public health officer in government health departments; health education/promotion officer; clinical research manager; health information manager or health project manager.

Programme Structure

You will be able to choose your elective units from within one of 4 specialisations:

  • Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Communicable Disease Control 
  • Health Promotion and Advocacy
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


72 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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 097037G 
  • The Master of Public Health requires an undergraduate degree in public health, medicine, medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, veterinary science, education, communication and journalism, science, arts, psychology, social science, political science, policy analysis, government, international relations, engineering, architecture, mathematics, law, economics, commerce, business, accounting or marketing for admission.
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52500 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    33000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33000 AUD per year during 18 months.


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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