Master of Public Health

The University of Adelaide

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $50,000
International: $69,000

Entry Requirements:

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


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.

Subjects you can Study:

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

Study Pathways:

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

Who 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

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Full time 2 years
North Terrace No info No Part time 3 years
North Terrace No info No Online

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Degrees for jobs of the future    

University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
  • music, teaching, languages, history, media, international studies and development, and social sciences
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  • law, business, economics, finance, architecture, innovation and entrepreneurship, and marketing
  • biology, agriculture, food science, veterinary, physics, chemistry, and nutrition. 

Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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