Public Health/HealthManagement - 9047

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 Health Management

Master of Public Health

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Program Description

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

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

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.

The Master of Health Management (MHM) has been designed to provide students with the essential knowledge, skills and attributes required for senior managerial roles in health service delivery.

Program Structure

Candidates must complete 42 units of credit of core courses and 30 units of credit of electives. The following courses will satisfy the core requirements for both programs:

Core Courses

A large variety of electives are offered, enabling students to focus on areas of interest and professional relevance. Students choose 5 elective courses (30UoC) from the list below:
Students may also apply to the Program Director to be allowed to replace up to 12 UOC of course electives with a 6 UOC Research Project, 6 UOC Independent Study or 6 UOC Internship.
With the approval of the Program Director, students may also enrol in public health and health management electives offered by other schools and academic units within the University of New South Wales after seeking approval from the program coordinator.

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.
Streams (Areas of Specialisation)

The Health Economic Evaluation stream is available to students enrolled in the 9047 Master of Public Health Program / Master of Health Management dual program.

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)

9045 Public Health
8901 Health Management

Area(s) of Specialisation