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What will I learn?

Intended for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organizations, the Master of Public Health is a flexible degree, designed to give you a broad introduction to public health and to provide the skills and knowledge to define, critically assess and resolve public health issues within a community, whilst catering for your individual career goals.

Through innovative and applied education, you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary public health issues, and learn practical techniques for analyzing public health problems. Whether you study online or on campus, this program provides real experience in public health through core courses designed to give you the skills you need and electives that suit your interests. Workplace-related learning can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs.

What you will study

The Master of Public Health will provide you with a comprehensive education at a superior level. Designed for individuals who have already successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in an approved public health related discipline, key areas of study include:

professional public health practice

disease prevention and control

health promotion

health systems

policy and health economics

Aboriginal health

Career opportunities

Graduates are well equipped to work in a range of public health roles in government or private sectors, as well as in not-for-profit organizations; in disciplines such as:

environmental health

epidemiology

health education

health policy

health promotion

Irrespective of where you are in your health-related career, if you are interested in moving into public health or enhancing your existing public health career, the Master of Public Health will equip you with the appropriate professional expertise to develop a strong foundation in public health to enhance and extend your career opportunities.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medicine

CRICOS

064408B

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$35,630.00 (19,07,388) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,

CALLAGHAN,

New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$35,630.00 (19,07,388) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have completed Bachelor Degree (different discipline) or equivalent qualification. English language requirement: TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

For international students

Minimum of a four year undergraduate degree in a field related to public health such as medicine, biomedical/medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, psychology, veterinary science, education, law, engineering, business, commerce, science and arts. Applicants with a three year undergraduate degree should possess an Honours degree or additional postgraduate qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year’s work experience in a related field.

TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

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

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About University of Newcastle

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  • 15 of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
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