The University of Adelaide

Master of Public Health

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

The Master of Public Health enables professionals to further their career in disease prevention and health promotion, and offers the chance to play a leading role in tackling the major health challenges of the 21st century. Taught by leading academics, the degree empowers students to think creatively about the policies and practices that prevent disease, prolong life and make a difference to people's health. The Master of Public Health offers a unique combination of innovative teaching, interdisciplinary training, work-integrated learning and the chance to develop strong research skills. By connecting students with active researchers, practitioners and policy makers, the degree also provides the opportunity to build professional networks and gain hands-on experience in real-life settings while studying. Flexible learning options allow students to balance their studies with work and other commitments, and study plans can be customised to match their goals and aspirations. Specialisations are offered in Public Health, Translational Health Sciences and Population Oral Health. Graduates have the knowledge and skills to succeed in careers as public health officers, ministerial advisors, analysts, community development officers and project and research officers.

Designed for

This degree aims to stimulate students to think creatively and innovatively about the social, cultural, economic and environmental determinants of health and illness in populations, and the organisation and delivery of public and clinical health services


The Masters is a 48 unit program consisting of at least 24 units of coursework and a research or capstone project of 6, 12, or 24 units (depending on specialisation and pathway chosen). All core courses in the Public Health Specialisation will be available to undertake online or face to face. Courses in the Translational Health Sciences Specialisation are only available in online mode.


  • Advanced health economic evaluation and decision making
  • Biostatistics
  • Dental public health
  • Diseases of occupation
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Epidemiological research methods
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Foundations of public health
  • Health technology assessment
  • Industrial toxicology
  • Introduction to translational health science
  • Occupational hygiene and ergonomics
  • Public health ethics
  • Public health law
  • Public health studies
  • Synthesising economic evidence
  • Synthesising qualitative evidence

Standard entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a GPA of 5.0 or above.

Study pathways

Programs leading into this award: Graduate Diploma in Public Health; Programs that can be done on completion of award: PhD

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace Domestic: $53,000
International: $76,000
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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