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    Master of Public Health [M7W]
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    Master of Public Health [M7W]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 70,106  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Master of Public Health [M7W]


    With the COVID-19 pandemic elevating public health to the forefront of public interest, there has never been a better time to embark on or advance your career in public health and learn how tackle contemporary and emerging public health challenges.

    The Master of Public Health will provide you with the tools necessary to make a difference in your community. You'll learn to be a systems thinker and confidently navigate the research policy- practice interface. You will have the skills to design, implement, and evaluate complex evidence-based policy and practice interventions in local and global contexts.

    This course will introduce you to epidemiological monitoring, health promotion, designing interventions to prevent or reduce the burden of disease and disability, health systems planning, management and evidence-based public health practice. The course also covers environmental health, non-communicable disease prevention, communicable disease epidemiology, and health economics.

    The Master of Public is equally relevant to those who work within health as well as those wanting to move into the field of public health.

    The duration of this course can be reduced with recognition of relevant skills and prior experience. This means you can study this degree in as little as 1.5 years.

    In year one of the Master of Public Health, you'll develop knowledge for a globally recognised qualification by studying topics such as global health systems, public health intervention practice, health research, and systems thinking.

    In year two you'll develop specialised knowledge in the areas of environmental health, noncommunicable disease prevention, communicable disease epidemiology, and health economics. You'll also have the choice of completing elective coursework units, or undertaking an individual research project supervised by an expert in the field which can be a pathway for entry to a PhD.

    In the final year of the Master of Public Health, you'll be able to choose from an elective coursework or major research project pathway.


    Entry Requirements

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements  

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Successful completion of an AQF 7 bachelor degree in health or equivalent.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    Public health graduates play vital roles in ensuring health system resilience and reform in all countries. Graduates find employment in local, state, and national government ministries and health services, non-government health agencies, international health agencies, humanitarian organisations and universities. The many career options include:

    • Health policy analyst and advisor roles leading strategy and policy development, monitoring and evaluation and health system reform
    • Epidemiologists and health data analysts involved in surveillance and monitoring of infectious and non-communicable conditions and epidemiological reporting the patterns of disease
    • Public health expertise within the disciplines of medicine, nursing, midwifery, and allied health
    • Program managers designing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and prevention interventions
    • Emergency, disaster, and humanitarian response coordinators
    • Public health academics teaching across the public health discipline and leading public health research

    Professional Recognition

    Our program is professional recognised and has been benchmarked against the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) standards and the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 70,106 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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