Master of Public Health

CQUniversity Australia

The Master of Public Health is the pinnacle level of study in the CQUniversity suite of postgraduate public health courses. It is an innovative course that introduces students to the social-ecological model of health. This model which is strongly aligned with contemporary trends and challenges in public health provides the basis of innovative interventions for social change. Unlike other Public Health courses that traditionally focus on the medical model of health, the Master of Public Health at CQUniversity also incorporates a social perspective of public health skills, knowledge and practice. Very practical in nature and designed with best practice and contemporary health trends in mind, this course will provide the professional development opportunity to develop a career in Public Health.

Entry Requirements:

A 3 year Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution. English language requirements apply.

Structure:

16 units (96 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:

Public health

Study Pathways:

Exit award: Graduate Certificate in Public Health; Graduate Diploma of Public Health. Interim award: Graduate Certificate in Public Health; Graduate Diploma of Public Health. Applicants with a recognised Bachelor degree in a related discipline and 2 years postgraduate relevant work experience may be eligible for a shorter course duration of 1.5 year - 12 units equivalent. Applicants with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Public Health; or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related discipline and 2 years postgraduate relevant work experience may be eligible for a shorter course duration of 1 year - 8 units equivalent.

Further information:

There are opportunities within this course for work placement.

Recognition:

There is no provision for professional accreditation in public health in Australia.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CQUniversity Cairns No info Yes Part time 4 years
CQUniversity Sydney No info Yes Part time 4 years
CQUniversity Cairns No info Yes Full time 2 years
CQUniversity Sydney No info Yes Full time 2 years
CQUniversity Melbourne No info Yes Part time 4 years
CQUniversity Melbourne No info Yes Full time 2 years
Online Study No info Yes Part time 4 years
Online Study No info Yes Full time 2 years
Online Study No info Yes Online

CQUniversity Australia has one of the largest national footprints of any university in Australia, proudly offering a wide variety of TAFE and university qualifications with seamless pathways between short courses, certificates and diplomas through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees to help you be what you want to be. 

We offer a world-class education, are ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide* and are recognised as Australia’s first and only Changemaker Campus by social innovation group Ashoka U. 

At CQUniversity you have the opportunity to study courses online, on campus or a combination of both. We are a leading distance education provider and one of the first Australian universities to offer flexible, mixed-mode study so you can learn where and how it suits you. 

Whether you want to stay close to home or move somewhere new, prefer the bustling city life or the relaxed pace of regional locations, we offer more than 20 study locations including campuses and study centres in Adelaide, Biloela, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville and Yeppoon, and study hubs in Broome, Busselton, Charters Towers, Cooma, Geraldton, Karratha and Port Pirie. 

Choose from a wide variety of courses in areas including: 

  • business
  • accounting and law
  • creative, performing and visual arts
  • education and humanities
  • engineering and built environment
  • engineering trades
  • English
  • study and work preparation
  • health
  • information technology and digital media
  • psychology
  • social work and community services
  • science and environment
  • service industries
  • transport and safety sciences.

We also provide training for apprentices and trainees, and industry-specific courses. 

We’re rated as conducting world class research in 14 different categories and are well above world standard in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Nursing, Other Medical and Health Services, Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, and Psychology and Cognitive Sciences^. Our range of research higher degrees allow you to undertake research focused on a particular area of interest. 

Benefit from our award-winning and experienced teaching professionals, as well as our focus on student services and support. Our student body is diverse and comes from both local and global communities. We are committed to providing specialist education and training support and a range of career-orientated services to ensure our graduates are successful. 

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences such as field and laboratory work, project-based learning and work placements. Our commitment to providing up-to-date, real-world knowledge and skills has seen us being awarded five-star ratings for Full-Time Employment, Social Equity and Starting Salary, placing us in the top 20 per cent of universities in Australia in these categories+. No matter whether you’re just finishing school or thinking of taking up a new challenge, CQUniversity can help you be what you want to be.

For more information visit our website or submit an enquiry form

Postgraduate and international applicants can apply directly. 

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. Visit www.cqu.edu.au/reputation
^2015–2016 State of Australian University Research Volume 1 ERA National Report. 
+The Good Universities Guide 2018

 

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