International Public Health

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of International Public Health requires:

  • a bachelor degree with honours, a graduate certificate or a graduate diploma; or
  • a bachelor degree in medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary science, psychology, biological science, medical science, international relations, international development, education, social science, political science, communication and journalism, civil engineering, law, economics or mathematics; or
  • a bachelor degree in an unrelated field, plus two years professional work experience in health or international development.


See the Course Rules for further information.

Course structure

The Master of International Public Health requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 30 credit points of core units of study, and
  • 18 credit points of elective units of study with a minimum of 6 credit points from Elective Units Part 1 of the Table of Units of Study (see the Unit of Study Tables).

Sample pattern of enrolment

Students commencing enrolment in Semester 2 of a given year will need to do elective units before core units.

Core units of study

Students complete 30 credit points of core units of study, including a capstone unit of study.

  • Full-time students take 24 credit points of core units in Semester 1.
  • Part-time students usually take 12 credit points of core units of study in Semester 1 in each of two consecutive years.

Students must also complete a 6 credit point capstone unit in Semester 2.


Unit of Study code and name

Credit point Delivery mode

Offered in Semester 1 only

MIPH5131
Foundations of International Health

6 face to face; online

MIPH5132
Global Disease Burden & Research Methods

6 face to face; online

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses

6 face to face; online

PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics

6 face to face; online

Capstone units of study - students must complete 6 credit points from the following:

Offered in Semester 1 and 2

MIPH5037
International Health Independent Study

6 supervision

Offered in Semester 2 only

MIPH5219
International Health Project Management

6 face to face
MIPH5220
Managing International health Projects
6 online

Elective units of study

Full-time students take 18 credit points of elective units in Semester 2 of a given year. Part-time students take 18 credit points of elective units in Semester 2 spread across two or more years.

Students must choose a minimum of 6 credit points from Elective units Part 1 (see the unit of study table for choices).

Students who have not completed all core units must ensure they fulfil all essential prerequisites before enrolling in electives.

Students commencing mid-year should discuss their elective choices with the course coordinator before enrolling.