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: $73,000

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

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The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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