Master of Culture, Health and Medicine

Australian National University ANU

This program will help students understand the foundations of health, illness, and medical practice in a culturally diverse world, and give them the skills to bring about change. It is the only program of its kind in Australia. Drawing on anthropological and other social science perspectives and technical expertise in health-related research and practice, it will provide a nuanced understanding of the nature of health, sickness, and healing in a local and global context. Students will emerge with the skills to undertake social and cultural analysis of health policy and practices. The program is taught by leading academics, clinicians, and global health practitioners from across the university.

Course Fee:

$61,536.00

Entry Requirements:

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65 per cent; English Language Requirements

Structure:

96 units of coursework. Students must complete 12 units of compulsory courses. A further 60 units are undertaken in disciplinary coursework. Students may choose to take a 24 units specialisation as part of these 60 units. The remaining 24 units are free electives and can be used to take almost any course on campus (subject to availability and course entry requirements).

Subjects you can Study:

Global health and development; Health and environment; Health and gender; Health and indigenous Australia; Health policy and ethics

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. Advanced program available.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Online
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years

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Around 5,000 students live on campus in catered or self-catered residential halls and lodges; a much greater proportion than at any other Australian university.

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Our academic staff are world leaders in their fields. They don’t teach from textbooks, they write them. They lead scientific discoveries, make technological advances and unearth our secret histories.  

ANU is known for its high staff-to-student ratio, so you will get to know your teachers and they will get to know you too.

At ANU, our award-winning and innovative degree programs put you in the driver’s seat and prepare you for jobs of the future. We are ranked #1 in Australia and #20 in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2017-18). When you graduate, your education, experiences and achievements at ANU will help you stand out in the global job market.

You can choose from single degrees, Flexible Double Degrees, Flexible Vertical Double Degrees and research-intensive degrees; all designed so you can tailor your studies to suit your strengths, passions and career aspirations. 

As Australia’s only national university, we have unique relationships with government, business and other leading institutions around the globe. This gives you opportunities to gain real-world experience through internships in Australia and overseas, for example, through the Australian National Internships Program. You can also check out our international award-winning internship program for business and economics students.  

ANU is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities with our partners Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, Peking, Tokyo, Cape Town and Copenhagen universities, ETH Zurich, the National University of Singapore, and Berkeley, California.    

Adding an international dimension to your studies is easy with exchange and study abroad opportunities available through over 170 ANU partners worldwide. 

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