Master On Campus Online

Public Health

University of Queensland

18 months
34768 AUD/year
23840 AUD/year
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 Prepare for a role as a public health professional and enjoy a rewarding career where you'll make a difference to people's health outcomes across the community and workplace with this 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 offered at the University of Queensland will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to influence and inform health policy and lead health services reform. You'll learn how to act on new developments regarding health concerns, such as COVID-19, diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDS and injury prevention, as well as more traditional concerns such as under-nutrition and communicable diseases.

You'll complete a program that is evidence-based, 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.

Program highlights 

  • Undertake a research project with close support from internationally respected teachers and academics.
  • Study a comprehensive curriculum validated by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) – a world-leading accrediting body for public health master's programs.
  • With options to study online, on campus, or a combination of both, you can structure your study to suit your needs.

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Public Health Research Methods 
  • Health Promotion in Public Health  
  • Health Systems 
  • Social Perspectives in Public Health 
  • Public Health Practice
  • Substance Use, Harm Reduction and Public Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

 CRICOS code: 003931K 

  • a degree in a different discipline and have completed 1 year full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a healthcare setting; or
  • the Graduate Certificate and/or a Graduate Diploma in Public Health from this university (or equivalent).

Work experience

work experience in a healthcare setting

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34768 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34768 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    23840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23840 AUD per year during 18 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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