Int Pub Hlth/Hlth Mgmt - 9044

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 International Public Health

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Program Description

Candidates wishing to qualify for both the Master of International 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 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 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.

The requirements of this program are for students commencing their studies from 2017 onwards. Continuing students can view their original program requirements in previous editions of the handbook.

Program Structure

Candidates must complete 42 uoc of core courses. The following courses will satisfy the core requirements for both programs:

Core Courses

Students must complete 24 units of credit in elective courses, including at least three (18 UoC) elective courses from the recommended list of international-related courses below for the Master of International Public Health program:
Electives are also available from Arizona State University as part of the PLuS Alliance
The final 6 UoC of elective course can be selected from the complete listing of School electives see Master of Health Management program. It may also include one of the following courses:
With permission of the Program Director, students may enrol in an international health or health management elective 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.

International Students who have not previously completed a degree in Australia and are enrolled in the full time program in Sydney (Kensington campus) are required to take the following additional course in their first semester.
This course is available for all students to assist them with academic literacy practice and includes critical reading, thinking and writing, oral communication and managing postgraduate study. The course is made available at no charge to students and does not contribute to the program requirements of the degree. Local students who have not studied recently are also welcome to enrol to assist them with the transition back to university and to assist them with their academic skills.

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 in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below)* and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, MD)
  • An undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below)*
[*Examples include, but are not restricted to, medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, dentistry, social work, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, social work, psychology, marketing, human services, emergency services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration, business, management, engineering, law, science, mathematics and statistics, economics, policy studies and development studies.]

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

Application Procedure

For Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

For international students, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through UNSW Apply Online.

Please contact the Student Services office for further information

Further Information

Related Program(s)

9048 International Public Health
8901 Health Management

Area(s) of Specialisation