Int Pub Health/Pub Health - 9043

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

Contact: School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 1.5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 72


Master of International Public Health

Master of Public Health

View program information for previous years

Program Description

Candidates wishing to qualify for both the Master of International Public Health and the Master of Public Health can do so with a total of 72 UoC.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The Master of International Public Health (MIPH) is recognised as a sought after qualification in international health. Many graduates of MIPH or similar programs have found employment with international aid organisations.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is widely recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs.

Program Structure

Candidates must complete 24 uoc of core courses. The following courses will satisfy the core requirements for both programs:

Core Courses

Students must complete 48 units of credit in elective courses, including at least three elective courses from the recommended list of international public health-related courses for the Master of International Public Health program:
The remaining 30 UoC of electives can be selected from elective courses offered in the SPHCM and can include a maximum of 12 UoC of the following courses:
For a complete listing of School of Public Health and Community Medicine electives see Master of Public Health program.

With the approval of the Program Director, students may enrol in public health and international public health electives offered by other schools and academic units within the University of New South Wales, as well as approved courses offered by other universities, in accordance with the UNSW policy on credit transfer.

Additional Course Requirement for International Students
Students from non-English speaking countries who have not previously completed a degree in Australia or other English-speaking country are required to take the following additional preparatory course in their first semester. This course is also available for all other students to assist in gaining maximum benefit from their study. The course is made available at no charge to students and does not contribute to the UOC requirements of the degree.

Academic Rules

Please refer to the Program Structure above and contact the school office for further information.


For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to have either an undergraduate degree or higher degree in a health-related or public health-related discipline* and one of the following:
  1. Honours or postgraduate qualification in a health-related or public health-related discipline; or
  2. Two years full-time professional experience in a health-related or public health-related discipline, including as a volunteer in a health or public health organisation, or equivalent experience professional experience acquired as part of a health-related degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, Bachelor of Nursing,)
  3. In exceptional circumstances, applications will be considered for entry where the applicant has extensive professional health or public health experience but does not hold a formal qualification in a relevant discipline. (e.g Nurses, Paramedics).
[*Examples include medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, behavioural and social sciences, human services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration and management, biostatistics, health economics.]

Further Information

Related Program(s)

9048 International Public Health
9045 Public Health

Area(s) of Specialisation