Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health course is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations. Public health professionals are required to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues. This course emphasises a comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, which include broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. 

Students can study a wide range of evaluation processes and research methods such as policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. Students receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary public health issue. 

Upon completing the Master of Public Health, students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to pursue careers in the health sector and related industry and government organisations, as well as opportunities to further their learning via postgraduate research programmes (e.g. Master of Research and/or Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health).

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Delivery ModeOn campus; Online
LocationParramatta; Online
Duration 2F / 4P
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn) ; Semester 2 (Spring)
Apply Direct Code4702.2
Course Code950512 [Parramatta]; 950513 [Distance]
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

International
Delivery Mode On campus; Online
Location Parramatta campus
Duration  2F
Intake Information Semester 1 (Autumn) ; Semester 2 (Spring)
Course Code 4702.2 [CRICOS Code 014002E]
Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

Why study the Master of Public Health?

Western Sydney University's Master of Public Health undertakes a comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, including broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. It enables health professionals to practise in a variety of settings, including health services and community organisations.

You will study evaluation processes and research methods such as policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. The practical skills focus is in health promotion programs, and you will integrate research, analytical and practical skills in the evaluation of contemporary public health issues.

This course provides the opportunity to develop skills and acquire knowledge essential for the effective practice of public health policy. Master of Public Health graduates will determine the nature of community health problems and initiate steps to define and then alleviate them, while bringing together the various services available to address relief of these problems. A major goal of this health science course is to promote the proactive role of public health professionals in coordinating relevant community resources.

Units

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

Career Opportunities for Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health graduates can explore careers in areas as diverse as community work, hospital administration, occupational health and safety, health promotion and environmental health. The Master of Public Health also provides a strong platform for further research qualifications at the university level.

How to apply

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply online directly to Western (opens in a new window) for postgraduate coursework in Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Computing and Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation or Therapeutic Studies and Counselling. Applications can also be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window).

Applications made directly to Western do not have an application fee.

You can manage your existing direct applications via the Western application portal (opens in a new window) or via UAC.(opens in a new window)

Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.

If you are an international student, you need to apply through Western Sydney University International. Step by step instructions are available on the International Admissions pages.