Master of Public Health

The University of Melbourne

This program teaches students to recognise and seek to understand the social determinants of health and disease, the molecular basis of disease in populations, and the influence of physical, social and cultural environments. Prime emphasis is placed on the prevention of disease and injury and the promotion of health and wellbeing. The program maintains a strong focus on the systems and services that society puts in place to effect these aims, their efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and their impact on equity and social justice. The program orients students towards future careers as leaders in public health and health care. It is ideal for graduates with a record of academic achievement who gain satisfaction knowing that they are working to improve the lives of others and who aspire to leadership roles in public health.

Course Fee:

Australian: $58,515
International: $95,710

Entry Requirements:

An undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent; or at least 200 points of tertiary study in any discipline and at least five years of documented relevant health-related work experience. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider: prior academic performance; and when relevant the health-related work experience.

Structure:

200 points taken over two years full time or four years part time. Standard 200 Point Program: Six core subjects and nine elective subjects and Capstone Selective: Public Health in Practice OR Six core subjects, eight elective subjects and either a Research Project or Professional Practice unit. 25 Credit Points Advanced Standing: Six core subjects and seven elective subjects and Capstone Selective: Public Health in Practice OR Six core subjects, six elective subjects and either a Research Project or Professional Practice unit. 50 Credit Points Advanced Standing: Five core subjects and six elective subjects and Capstone Selective: Public Health in Practice OR Five core subjects and five elective subjects and either a Research Project or Professional Practice unit.

Subjects you can Study:

Ageing; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Gender and Women's Health; Global Health; Health Economics and Economic Evaluation; Health Program Evaluation; Health Social Sciences; Indigenous Health; Primary Care; Sexual Health

Study Pathways:

Applicants with an undergraduate degree and minimum two years' documented health-related work experience may be granted 25 points of advanced standing and 50 points of advanced standing for an undergraduate degree and minimum two years' documented health-related work experience or undergraduate degree or graduate certificate in a cognate discipline or 100 points advanced standing for a Post Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline. Students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) may be permitted to enrol in the Master of Public Health after completing year 3 of the MD and may receive 25 points of advanced standing.

Further information:

Meeting these entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

Who for:

Those seeking a career in public health or seeking to broaden their knowledge and skill set in this area

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 4 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 2 years
Numbers aren’t always important. But when you graduate from a university that's ranked one of the world’s best, you’ll share that reputation. Not just after graduation but long after you leave.

 

Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.

 

Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.

 

Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.

 

Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

 

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