Master of Health Communication

University of Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00026A

Health Communication combines the expertise of the Media and Communications Department and the resources of School of Public Health to provide the most comprehensive and specialised health communication course in Australia. Health communicators are one of the largest industry workforces in public relations and media. This one-year (full-time) postgraduate degree is designed to meet the needs of those working in, or wishing to work in this growing specialty. It provides both media skills for professional communicators in health and medicine working in public affairs, public relations, community relations and journalism as well as a solid, evidence-based education in public health issues.


  • The embedded courses in this sequence are: (a) Graduate Certificate
  • (b) Graduate Diploma
  • (c) Master. Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.


  • Health communication

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Study pathways

Exit points: Graduate Certificate in Health Communication; Graduate Diploma in Health Communication.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Camperdown/Darlington International: $59,250 Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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