Master of Health Promotion

Deakin University

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

Get the knowledge and skills to develop evidenced-based health promotion programs. Preventing illness and promoting health are major aspects of the work of health agencies in all developed and developing countries. You will examine strategies that help people take action about their own health, strengthen community action and create environments that are more supportive of health. These include policy environments, physical environments, social environments and economic environments. This course also offers you the option of undertaking a major or minor project. These projects allow you to apply the knowledge and skills developed in the coursework component of the degree to a significant health issue by commencing a comprehensive literature review, industry-linked project or a research project. Deakin's Master of Health Promotion focuses on your professional development. Our partnerships with local industry give you access to cutting-edge health promotion practice, enhance your health promotion skills and help you develop attributes valued by employers such as critical analysis, creativity, reflective practice and lifelong learning.


The Master of Health Promotion is typically 8, 12 or 16 credit points. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) - your professional experience and previous qualifications - which can save you time and money. To complete the Master of Health Promotion students must attain 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 majority of core and elective units will be offered in Cloud (online) and campus mode. Some units may also be offered in block mode.


  • 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.


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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $51,720
International: $75,928
No information available Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at

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