Master of Public Health

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Kick-start a rewarding career in public health in just one year! Whether you are looking to change your career direction, or upskill for a promotion, this is the perfect postgraduate program to give you that much needed competitive edge. Intended for people from diverse educational backgrounds and those working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations, the Master of Public Health is a flexible degree, designed to give you a broad introduction to public health and to provide you with 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 tools and expert industry engaged academics, you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary public health issues, and learn practical techniques for analysing and evaluating public health problems in Australia and globally. Whether you study online or on campus, this program provides real experiences in public health through core courses that are designed to give you the skills you need, and electives that suit your interests. Workplace-related learning and research projects can be readily incorporated for those who work in relevant public health jobs.


The program requires completion of 80 units of study, and can be undertaken on campus or online, in full time or part time mode. The program includes 40 units of core courses and 40 units chosen from a directed course list.


  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

  • 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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle City Precinct International: $75,110 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1 year
Online International: $75,110 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle City Precinct.

Fees are indicative and subject to annual variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Campuses: Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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