Master of Health Promotion

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Health promotion contributes to social change for improved health outcomes, especially for marginalised and disadvantaged communities.The course explores evidence-based health promotion strategies that improve the health of individuals, families, communities and countries. Get hands-on practice developing these initiatives from start to finish, while gaining a deep understanding of the social, environmental, political and economic conditions that impact health.A strong focus of the course is professional development through practical experience. In particular, the course’s new work-integrated learning elective allows you to undertake 150 hours of valuable industry experience. This can be an agency-based work placement with one of our many industry partners, or agency-sponsored work based at the Deakin Freelancing Hub. These projects give you the chance to develop and apply your new skills in real-world contexts. They also allow you to work alongside leading health promotion practitioners and build professional networks that unlock new career pathways.


16 credit points. The course comprises 8 core units (these are compulsory) and 8 elective units (which must include a minor or major project). The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL).


  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at

Standard entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.


Graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) and the International Union of Health Promotion and Education.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $52,528
International: $76,112
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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