Master of Public Health

Postgraduate Study


Reach new heights and find out more about postgraduate study at Western.

Plan a healthier future

As one of Australia’s premier health sciences education institutions, Western is internationally renowned for its teaching and research across both clinical and non-clinical health sciences. This is why graduates from our Master of Public Health are so highly sought-after.

The Master of Public Health provides students with the ability to assess all determinants of health, including broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. It provides you with in-depth knowledge on global and public health issues and determinants from broader social and environmental factors to physical risk. You will 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. This degree also offers a variety of study areas including communicable diseases, policy analysis and economic evaluation, allowing you to focus on your topics interests.

Our graduates are able to identify social factors affecting health and examine implications for policy, health systems and different groups. Completion of this program will equip you with the skills to analyse and interpret results from quantitative data collections in order to interpret health status and health impacts.

Graduates of this program will be exposed to academic and industry leaders who share their experience and knowledge to facilitate insight into contemporary public health issues. Students will develop skills and professional development in the fields of health policy, social determinants of health, epidemiology, biostatistics, applied research and evidenced based practice, as well as an understanding of recent developments in the discipline.

Flexibility is everything

We know you’re busy with your career and life, so we offer a great mix of flexible on-campus and online study.

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: $25,216*

Delivery: On campus, online

Fees: AUD $30,080* 

Delivery: On campus



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"The first time I visited the campus, I fell in love with its beautiful architecture, well equipped labs and ever helping staff."

— Master of Public Health and Master of Health Science. Sadia Mughal. Pakistan.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.