Facts & figures
Global leaders in public health
- #3 in Australia Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
- #37 in the world Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
- Founded in 1930 Australia's first school of public health
Facts & figures
The World Health Organization defines public health as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society.”
Public health professionals come from a variety of health and non-health backgrounds, with a vision for promoting greater health and wellbeing in a sustainable way and reducing inequalities across communities.
With more than 90 years of experience in delivering world-class public health education, the University of Sydney School of Public Health is consistently ranked among the world's best.
Hear from our public health students and graduates about where their studies are taking them
Every day, graduates from the Sydney School of Public Health are making a difference to the lives of people in Australia and across the globe. Our alumni have gone on to work in diverse roles with national and international organisations across the world, including:
Our postgraduate courses are taught by experts in their field and will give you the skills and knowledge to work at the highest level in your chosen area. We welcome postgraduate students from both health and non-health backgrounds.
Learn a more sophisticated knowledge of statistics in health-related fields. Study in areas including epidemiology, design of randomised controlled trials, generalised linear models, longitudinal and correlated data analysis and survival analysis.
Learn how to improve the health of populations in the global context with a focus on achieving equity and applying public health principles in some of the most challenging and demanding conditions in the world.
This course is aimed at those who intend to pursue a career in medical or health research or who wish to gain a competitive edge by demonstrating superior ability and research experience. It may also be used as a stepping-stone to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
This course allows you to pursue research from a wide range of areas in which the faculty has expertise. You will complete the degree in three to four years, undertaking research which culminates in a thesis.
Stay up to date in your field and broaden your knowledge and skills with a short course from the Sydney School of Public Health.