Master of Public Health - Global Nutrition and Active Living

Victoria University (VU)

Demographic transition in low and middle income countries has led to changes in the health needs of populations which now face the double burden of disease with both infectious and non-communicable disease co-existing as public health problems. These countries are also particularly vulnerable to the effects of disasters, both natural and man-made. This program has been developed in response to the changing global context in public health and the need for health professionals with the capabilities to respond to these changes. By bringing together nutrition and active living and focusing on working with diverse communities the course is both unique and innovative. The program equips graduates with the specialist knowledge and skills to pursue a career in public health practice either in Australia or globally in emergencies or development. Students can elect to specialise in one of the two streams offered at the university, either global public health nutrition or public health and active living.

Course Fee:

International: $50,000

Entry Requirements:

Recognised undergraduate degree in nutrition, health sciences, biosciences, community development or sports and exercise science or related discipline. Applicants are expected to have: obtained an IELTS (academic module) result of 6.5 (no band less than 6) or equivalent. In addition you also need to provide a Police Check from your usual country of residence prior to commencing practical placements.


192 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Active living; Global public health nutrition; Public health; Nutrition assessment; Epidemiology; Research methods; Biostatistics; Migration and health

Study Pathways:

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Public Health (Global Nutrition and Active Living)

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
St Albans No info No Full time 2 years
St Albans No info No Online 2 years
St Albans No info No Part time 4 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

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