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Master of Public Health

2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. (part-time study options available)
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International students
Course CRICOS code: 020358D
The Melbourne MPH teaches students to recognize and seek to understand the social determinants of health and disease, the molecular basis of disease in populations, and the influence of physical, social and cultural environments. Prime emphasis is placed on the prevention of disease and injury and the promotion of health and wellbeing. The program maintains a strong focus on the systems and services that society puts in place to effect these aims, their efficiency and cost-effectiveness, and their impact on equity and social justice. The Melbourne MPH orients students towards future careers as leaders in public health and health care. It is ideal for graduates with a record of academic achievement who gain satisfaction knowing that they are working to improve the lives of others and who aspire to leadership roles in public health. The program will appeal to those who want to move into the field of public health, as well as those who already work within a public health or health related field and are preparing for advancement in their organisation or field, or seeking to broaden their knowledge and skill set.

Most of our students specialise in one or more of the following key areas:

  • Ageing
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Gender and Women’s Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Program Evaluation
  • Health Economics & Economic Evaluation
  • Indigenous Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Social Science

In addition students consolidate their specialist training by undertaking a capstone experience which synthesizes knowledge integration allowing students to apply knowledge gained in the course to real world scenarios resulting in effective outcomes. Options include:

  • A Research Project with an expert in their field, or
  • A Professional Practice placement with a recognised agency,
  • institution or community organisation concerned with health, or
  • Further elective subjects


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Fees

Domestic fee place

Commonwealth Supported Places available

Typical course fee for 2017:
$25,984/year

Indicative total course fee:
$53,267.20

This course offers both Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Australian Fee (AF) Places to domestic students.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs)

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken.

Australian Fee Places (AF)

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, you will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee place if you are eligible for a place in the course. Students enrolled in an AF place are required to pay the full cost of their tuition fees to the University. Australian Fee places are not subsidised by the Australian Government, however you may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist with payment of tuition fees.

How course fees are calculated

Your course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one year full-time study (1 EFTSL). Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.

The duration indicated is maximum course duration and does not take into account any advanced standing for prior studies. The course may be shorter depending on your academic background and/or relevant work experience where applicable.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more