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What will I learn?

The postgraduate health policy program provides students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of health systems and policy making processes. It offers a critical perspective on how health systems operate and the forces that shape the health policy environment.

Why study health policy with us:

100% online course delivery - this course is offered through our interactive online learning environment, giving you the flexibility to tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle. We also offer full-time and part-time options, allowing you to decide your study load.

Learn how to develop and implement health policy.

Analyse current health policies and policy processes.]

Learn about the current issues in the Australian healthcare system.

Develop applied skills in policy analysis, health financing, economic evaluation and critical appraisal techniques.

Understand emerging issues from international trends.

Identify and analyse politics and power in health policy.

Gain a critical perspective on how healthcare is delivered in Australia

Graduate with professional confidence to work across the health sector.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Health Policy enables graduates to work at a high level across the health sector, whether it be in government and policy roles, leading health services, or working in advocacy, strategy, political advisory, regulation, or business development.

There are many employment opportunities for health policy graduates to work in a range of organisations across different spheres. These include:

commonwealth and state departments of health,

  • area health services,
  • local health service providers,
  • non-government service providers and,
  • community and consumer-based advocacy groups.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health

CRICOS

053868J

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$39,375.00 (21,42,274) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $39,375; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2006, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$39,375.00 (21,42,274) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $39,375; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, including a major in Economics with a minimum distinction (75%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

For international students

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Health Policy will:

hold a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 1 year work experience in a health or policy related field; or

have completed the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate, or equivalent qualification

In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without this qualification who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 61 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Sydney

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