Our 1.5-year Master of Public Health will provide you with the time needed to build competency and gain skills from a wide range of public health units and electives, allowing you to specialise in an area that will boost your career prospects. You can choose from units of study such as Climate Change and Health, Global Communicable Disease Control, and Leadership and Strategy in Health. You will also be able to curate your elective units to develop a specialty in areas such as:
We chose an 18-month format for our flagship masters degree to provide our students with the opportunity to undertake a professional placement or capstone project. Through this you can engage with practitioners and leading academics, gain experience in public health practice and graduate with a competitive edge.
The University of Sydney School of Public Health has thousands of alumni and partners and therefore can offer opportunities few others can.
Our students have participated in a diverse range of placements at:
You can tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle and other commitments with our flexible study options, ideal for full-time workers. You only pay for the units you enrol in each semester and your course may be tax deductible.
Study mode options:
This course is taught by over 130 public health academics who are the leaders in the Australian public health community and have specialised experience working in organisations such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, NSW Health, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Australian Government Department of Health, and Cancer Australia.
You’ll learn from experts such as:
You don’t have to come from a health or medical background to study public health at the University of Sydney. Our students come from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds. Regardless of your experience, the structure of our public health programs will provide you with advanced postgraduate training and equip you with the skills and requirements for a career as a public health professional.
Studying public health allows you to broaden your knowledge in your chosen health or research area and add value to an existing career. Public health graduates can pursue a wide range or careers across research and policy positions at private and public health providers, academic institutions, research centres, non-government organisations and government ministries.
Our graduates have gone on to work as:
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In 2014, while working for UNICEF, Dr Vandana Joshi was positioned in Sierra Leone's Ebola ‘red zone’ to help fight the biggest health crisis on the planet at the time. They were called ‘The Ebola Fighters’ and were collectively awarded TIME person of the year for their efforts.