Master of Public Health

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

This degree is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations. Public health professionals are required to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues. This course emphasises a comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, which include broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors. Students can study a wide range of evaluation processes and research methods such as policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. Students also receive practical skills in community development and health promotion programs, and also complete a culminating research and practice experience in the evaluation of a contemporary public health issue.

Designed for

Graduates keen to explore careers in areas as diverse as community work, hospital administration, occupational health and safety, health promotion and environmental health


  • 160 credit points
  • 120 credit points
  • 80 credit points depending on credentials and pathway chosen.


  • A global perspective on social determinants of health
  • Public health, policy and society
  • Introduction to epidemiology
  • Introduction to biostatistics

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in health, welfare or aged care discipline
  • Or GDip or GCert in health, welfare or aged care discipline and 3 years relevant work experience

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta International: $60,228 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
WSU Online International: $60,228 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).

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