University of Newcastle

Master of Clinical Epidemiology

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

This program provides graduates with a strong research capacity, an advanced understanding of epidemiological concepts, and knowledge of the application of methods in biostatistics, and economics in a variety of health settings. The program has a strong public health focus, and aims to provide participants with the competencies to conceptualise, design and carry out epidemiological research that addresses priority health problems in both clinical and community settings. Finally it aims to integrate knowledge of the research methods from a range of health disciplines in the development of epidemiological research.

Designed for

Professionals seeking epidemiology careers


Students must complete a total of 80 units of study comprising 60 units of Core Courses and 20 units of Directed Courses.


  • Coursework
  • Research

Standard entry requirements

  • Minimum of a four year undergraduate degree in a related field such as biomedical science, applied science, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, allied health, psychology, sociology and social/behavioural science
  • Applicants with a three year undergraduate degree should possess an Honours degree or additional postgraduate qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma
  • Or a minimum of one year's work experience in a related field
  • Up to 40 units of RPL may be awarded to students who have higher qualifications and/or related work experience
  • Applications who do not satisfy these minimum admission criteria may complete the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology [11684].

Study pathways

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology may be eligible for up to 40 units of credit to this degree.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $39,470 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year
Online International: $38,470 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan, Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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