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What will I learn?

With a strong emphasis on research, the Master of Public Health program provides professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds with enhanced skills to pursue a career in public health.

A conceptual understanding of public health and research is developed throughout first year, and in the second year, individual interest areas are pursued through one of the five specialisations:

Research - focus on a research topic of your interest and of public health importance, develop in-depth knowledge on research methods and relevant practical skills for conducting a small-scale research under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.

Project - develop in-depth knowledge on the design and implementation of public health projects. Focus on theoretical concepts and practical skills for designing and implementing a public health project of your choice under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.

Public Health Informatics - learn more about the application of data and technology for public health practice and research. Develop in-depth knowledge of theoretical concepts and relevant practical skills for conducting a small-scale research focusing on public health Informatics under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.

Public Health Economics - advance your skills in the analyses of healthcare costs, cost effectiveness/resource utilisation and health economics for public health practice and research. Develop in-depth knowledge of theoretical concepts and relevant practical skills for conducting a small-scale research focusing on public health economics under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.

Health System Management - explore human experiences in healthcare settings including contemporary professional, ethical, social justice, political, consumer considerations and leadership roles, and utilise these for public health practice and research. Develop in-depth knowledge of theoretical concepts and relevant practical skills for conducting a small-scale research focusing on health system management under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Public Health program prepares you to be a public health professional. There are multiple career options available in Australia and globally including working within the public and private sectors, development agencies and universities as a researcher, policy officer, health promotion officer, or as an academic. Graduates can be involved in managing and evaluating public health programs, formulating and implementing policies. You may also pursue further study and complete a PhD.

Which department am I in?

School of Health

CRICOS

102482F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,700.00 (12,15,203) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,

MOUNT HELEN,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,700.00 (12,15,203) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Gippsland Campus (Churchill)

Northways Road,

CHURCHILL,

Victoria,

3842, GIPPSLAND, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant should also have specified minimum grades (or marks) in relevant subjects. A period of work experience, following graduation, may also be required for some professional courses.

For international students

Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent; or other university qualification and appropriate industry experience.

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with no bands less than 6.0; TOEFL IBT: 79-93 with minimums: Reading 13; Listening 12; Speaking 18; Writing 21. PEARSON PTE: 58 (no band less than 50); CAMBRIDGE CAE: 176 (no band less than 169).

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

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About Federation University Australia

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  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
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  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
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