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The Bachelor of International Public Health (BIPH) offers a unique virtual classroom experience delivered through the groundbreaking PLuS Alliance partnership between UNSW Sydney, Arizona State University and Kings College London. Through this new international alliance, BIPH students have access to world-class higher education to address global health issues, learn in a dynamic online environment and be better prepared to join a workforce that increasingly operates across cultures and borders.  Unlike other other public health programs in Australia the program is internationally integrated with emphasis on courses for increasing understanding and improving the health of populations worldwide. The BIPH covers the covers the scope and methods of international public health including: the basic medical sciences; epidemiology and biostatistics; health promotion; surveillance and prevention; health policy, programs and leadership; preparing students for new approaches to emerging global and public health issues related to communicable and non communicable diseases; women and children's health; Indigenous peoples and climate change.  Students explore a diverse range of case studies spanning international contexts and population health issues and priorities developing critical capabilities needed for the global health workforce  such as cultural competence, systems thinking, teamwork and advocacy. 

A highlight of the program is the  Capstone Project. Students in Year 3 undertake their internship across a whole term in a local or international public health organisation focusing on their preferred area of interest for their future career developing key capabilities and networks in the field.  Students for example have the opportunity to study abroad in a multinational/development agency or a health service organisation and leanr key organisational and public health skills for real world practice.   

The BIPH is open to domestic and international students, either school leavers or mature age entrants, and is designed for those who are interested in rewarding international opportunities in the health sector particularly in public health, health administration, health management and community development.  It is designed to be completed fully online and undertaken full time or part-time and to meet the needs of students wherever they are located.

The BIPH program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a public health career, both locally and globally.  The BIPH will qualify students to apply a broad and coherent body of public health knowledge for undertaking work in a range of local and international contexts and as a pathway for further postgraduate education.Potential employers may include government health departments and other related government agencies and multinationals and development agencies such as the World Health Organisation and Médecins SansFrontières.



Study Level


Typical duration

3 Years

Delivery Mode

Fully online

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Bachelors Pass


Bachelor of International Public Health - BIPH

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Program Structure

Students must complete 144 UOC as a standalone program.

1. Compulsory courses - 108 UOC
2. Prescribed elective courses - 24 UOC
3. General Education courses - 12 UOC

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University Medal

Award of Pass with Distinction

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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