The Population Health Studies course from The University of Western Australia has been designed as a pathway for those who wish to enrol into a Master of Public Health but who do not have the required educational background.

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Career Pathways

This degree will provide skills, expertise, knowledge and understanding, which will assist you in taking the next step in your career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Disease Prevention in Population Health
  • Health Systems and Economics

                                  Detailed Programme Facts

                                  • Programme intensity

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

                                    • Full-time duration 6 months
                                    • Intensity Flexible
                                  • Credits
                                    24 alternative credits
                                  • Languages
                                    • English
                                  • Delivery mode
                                    On Campus, Blended
                                  • More information Go to the programme website

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                  • Minimum required score:


                                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  General Requirements

                                  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
                                  • a level and duration of education and professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;
                                  • completed two postgraduate public health (PUBH) units.
                                  CRICOS: 074756K

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • National

                                    11950 AUD/full
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 11950 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
                                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                  Living costs for Perth

                                  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
                                    Living Costs

                                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                  Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

                                  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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