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What will I learn?


Graduates of the Master of Public Health Research will undertake a year-long research project in their second year of study, equipping them with in depth knowledge in the area of research specialisation chosen, relevant to public health.

They will develop and show advanced skills relevant to conducting public health research, including problem definition, project design and evaluation, decision processes, risk management, management of time and resources, and project coordination. They will also demonstrate the ability to communicate information to professional and lay audiences, in oral and written form, about the area of research specialisation chosen.


You'll be prepared for the 21st century public health workforce through this future-oriented course.

You'll receive in-depth training in areas essential to modern public health practice, such as health systems, environmental health, global health, interdisciplinary teamwork and advocacy.

You'll develop your knowledge and skills in domestic or international public health practice, through skills-based education that reflects global standards.

You'll graduate with a qualification that will enable you to make a difference in a variety of health leadership roles in a variety of sectors, having developed broad foundational knowledge and skills relevant to all aspects of public health.

Other Specialisations

  • Cross Disciplinary Studies
  • Professional Practice

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,000.00 (18,49,837) per year

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

Start date

25 July 2022


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, Meet two of the following three criteria: AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent; Minimum of two years relevant approved work experience, professional certification or other recognised prior learning; AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

For international students

Student must have:

  • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in a relevant field
  • GPA (Grade Point Average) of 4.5 out of 7.0

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

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


About Macquarie University

Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, students discover passions and pursue career goals at a global leader in tertiary education.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities
  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes