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What will I learn?


The Master of Health Leadership and Management / Infectious Diseases Intelligence (Extension) enables you to specialise in both infectious disease intelligence and health management. With this degree, you will develop research skills and apply them while undertaking a scholarly project as part of the program.

During your studies, you will gain a sophisticated understanding of a complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge including: infectious diseases intelligence; leadership and workforce management; strategic planning and change management; quality improvement and health program and policy design; and implementation and evaluation.

The program fosters judgment-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving population health and work across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors.

Potential careers

Public healthcare
Private healthcare
NGO sector
International organisations
Academic/ research institutes

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$47,280.00 (25,72,361) per year
AUD $97,040 for the entire course

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

Start date

12 September 2022


UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

Kensington Campus,

High Street, Kensington,


New South Wales,

2052, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this program requires one of the following: 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree with a minimum 65% average; or 4-year Bachelor degree in a biomedical health-related discipline with honours (either embedded or as a single honours year) with a minimum 65% average and 2 courses of first-year university level mathematics or equivalent; or Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering (such as 5449 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering) with a minimum 65% average; or Completion of 36 UOC of the 5449 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Engineering with a minimum 65% average with no fails.

For international students

Applicants must submit evidence to support their application including evidence of completed coursework and, if relevant, professional experience including a statement of service from employers outlining the duration of employment, position title and roles and responsibilities. Evidence of professional registration may also be provided.

Applicants are required to have either:

An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, MD).


An undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management.

Examples include, but are not restricted to, medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, dentistry, social work, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, psychology, marketing, human services, emergency services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration, business, management, engineering, law, science, mathematics and statistics, economics, policy studies and development studies.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); C1 Advanced Cambridge: 176 overall (min. 169 in each subtest); C2 Proficiency Cambridge: 180 overall (min. 180 in each subtest); UNSW Global University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component.

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


About UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney is a world-leading teaching and research powerhouse, which is ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide.

  • Global Top 50: Ranked 43rd university worldwide
  • Employable graduates: Ranked 27th global employer reputation
  • Ranked No.1 by Australian startup founders
  • 6 subjects ranked among the top 20 worldwide