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What will I learn?


This innovative dual degree will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to carry out leadership and management roles in population health, clinical settings and departmental health services.

Gain experience in managing and improving health services and systems across diverse settings. Learn the specialist knowledge and skills to recognise the relationships between public health and healthcare delivery. You’ll graduate with the capabilities to lead in increasingly complex and rapidly changing environments.

The program includes core courses related to:

strategic planning
policy development
change management
quality enhancement
health promotion
health policy
planning and management
addressing challenges associated with the social determinants of health.

This degree is designed for professionals who want to enhance their career opportunities by specialising in both public health and health services leadership and management.

Key features

Flexible delivery
Complete your study from anywhere in the world. This degree provides flexible learning options so you can complete the degree according to your needs and commitments. Courses can be taken online or face-to-face, full-time or part-time. Our online learning spaces facilitate collaborative learning so you can connect with fellow students and course convenors in real-time.

This dual degree can lead to a career in:

government departments and ministries of health
public health networks
local area health services
universities and research institutes
international health policy and funding institutions
non-governmental agencies
mental health services
indigenous health organisations
health services general management
health services c-suite roles
government and non-government policy
medical communications
medical insurance management
non-government health service management
health economics
health program management
health care consultancy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health



Study options

Full Time (1.7 years)

Tuition fees
A$47,280.00 (25,57,058) per year
AUD $72,660 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: A 4-year Bachelor degree in Food Science (or equivalent) with a minimum 65% average; or Completion of the 5037 UNSW Graduate Diploma in Food Science with a minimum 65% average.

For international students

For entry into this degree, you must have one of the following:

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 four 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.

Relevant fields
Examples of relevant fields include, but are not restricted to:

allied health
health sciences
biomedical sciences
behavioural and social sciences
human services
emergency services
environmental health
veterinary science
health administration
mathematics and statistics
policy studies
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