What will I learn?

Prepare for a role as a public health professional and enjoy a rewarding career where you'll make a difference to people's health outcomes across the community and workplace.

Public health focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting healthy lifestyles. It offers a rewarding career that suits people from a variety of backgrounds including health, science, education and the social sciences.

The Master in Public Health is a 1.5-year program that will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to influence and inform health policy and lead health services reform. You'll learn how to act on new developments regarding health concerns, such as COVID-19, diabetes, obesity, HIV/AIDS and injury prevention, as well as more traditional concerns such as under-nutrition and communicable diseases.

You'll complete a program that is evidence-based, comprehensive, and reflects UQ's strong links with organisations such as Australian Aid, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and international ministries of health.

As part of your program, you'll complete a research project on a specific topic or problem relevant to public health. You'll be involved in all aspects of research, from defining a topic and methodology to interpreting results and reporting on your findings.

You'll choose a field of study from 6 different options. In each field, you'll complete a range of core courses, specialist courses, and electives, to build and extend your knowledge.

Nutrition

This plan of study provides broadly based academic training to develop an understanding of nutrition and its role in the public health agenda globally and at the local level.

Topics of particular interest include the nutrition transition and meeting the challenges of both over and under-nutrition. Masters students have the opportunity to put this into practice in their final semester by undertaking an individual research project, joining a group fieldwork project in South-East Asia, or undertaking additional specialist coursework.

Which department am I in?

Health and Behavioural Sciences

CRICOS

003931K

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,424.00 (US$ 24,954) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

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

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Herston Campus

HERSTON,

Queensland,

4006, HERSTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

An approved degree in the same discipline or:

a degree in a different discipline and have completed 1 year full-time (or equivalent) work experience in a healthcare setting; or
the Graduate Certificate and/or a Graduate Diploma in Public Health from this university (or equivalent).

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the 'approved degree' requirement:

Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
Biomedical Sciences
Biostatistics
Dentistry, Oral Health
Development Studies
Environmental Health
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Exercise and Sport Science
Food Science
Health Economics
Health Management
Medicine, Medical sciences
Nursing
Nutrition
Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Therapy
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science
Speech Therapy
Veterinary sciences.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

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

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About The University of Queensland

Health and Behavioural Sciences at The University of Queensland comprises of schools ranked among the best in the world in their fields.

  • 3rd globally in sports-related subjects (QS Rankings 2020)
  • 23rd globally in psychology (QS Rankings 2020)
  • 31st globally in pharmacy (QS Rankings 2020)
  • 36th globally in nursing (QS Rankings 2020)