What will I learn?

The Master of Culture, Health and Medicine is the only program of its kind in Australia. Drawing on anthropological and other social science perspectives, and technical expertise in health-related research and practice, you will understand the nature of health, sickness, and healing in a local and global context. You will emerge with the skills to undertake social and cultural analysis of health policy and practices.

This interdisciplinary program is taught by leading academics, clinicians, and global health practitioners from across the ANU.

Many courses in this program are available online. Although the program itself is not available online, it may be possible for some students with a prior cognate degree to complete the program by selecting only courses that are available online; please note that not all courses are available online and so there is a restricted selection available. Students interested in this option can contact the program convener to discuss their eligibility and course selections.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

The MCHAM will advance your career in health-related fields in development, policy and education, in government, non-government, and international organizations, and can lead to further PhD research.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Master of Culture, Health and Medicine, graduates will be able to:

engage in informed debate demonstrating a critical understanding of the historical, political, institutional and cultural factors that frame health, illness and medical care;

synthesize research, literature and other texts from a range of disciplinary perspectives to develop insight into contemporary health and medical issues; and

develop a practical research plan in the fields of clinical care, public health or health promotion, incorporating a range of methodologies and theoretical perspectives and

complete a major piece of research in the field of Culture, Health and Medicine.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

CRICOS

082284D

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$48,000.00 (US$ 32,942) per year

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

Start date

27 July 2020, 22 February 2021

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a tertiary qualification to the required standard and recognized by ANU as comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 7 Bachelor Degree or higher; Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test overall score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic -an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

Students must have required the following:

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6/7 and the approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.
  • Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honors in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

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About this uni

The Australia National University is a member of International Alliance of Research Universities, with Universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.

  • No. 1 in Australia and 7th in the world for global outlook
  • 95% of research at ANU is recognised as that of world standard
  • New AUD 240 M science precinct with state-of-the-art labs
  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability