Master of Public Health (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

The ANU Master of Public Health will equip students with the foundations of public health practice, provides them with an understanding of contemporary public health issues relevant to Australia and teach students practical techniques for analysing public health problems. This program provides real experience in public health through core courses designed to give students the skills they need and electives that suit their additional interests. Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs. This program will help students improve the population's mental and physical health through discovery, education and the translation of research into effective health policy and practice. ANU public health research covers areas such as non-communicable disease epidemiology, infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigation, global health, health services research, social and cultural determinants of health, environmental health, healthy ageing and mental health. The Advanced program provides students with the opportunity to extend their practical, coursework experience in public health with the development and implementation of a research project. Students will be required to develop expertise in a nominated area through independent research and completion of a thesis.

Course Fee:

Australian: $72,960
International: $96,960

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5.5 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis; English language requirements. Cognate disciplines Psychology, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Biology, Medical or Allied Health Sciences, Anthropology and Indigenous studies

Structure:

96 units, which must consist of 48 units from the coursework component and 48 units from the research component. Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the coursework component and have the approval of an identified research supervisor to continue to the research component.

Subjects you can Study:

Public health

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (1 year) of credit. Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to 96 unit Master of Public Health and complete an additional 48 units of coursework or may transfer to graduate from either a 24 units Graduate Certificate of Public Health or a 48 unit Graduate Diploma of Public Health.

Further information:

For more information about this degree please visit: https://science.anu.edu.au/study/master-degrees/master-public-health

Who for:

Health professionals seeking a qualification to equip them for management, graduates wanting a qualification in public health practice and health administrators and policy workers needing a qualification to assist their career

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
Canberra No info Yes Online 7 years
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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