Why study public health with us?

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Sydney School of Public Health is Australia’s first and leading School of Public Health and is ranked number 1 in Asia-Pacific and 18 in the world in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Whether you are looking to build skills in clinical research or biostatistics, pursue a career in public health, pivot towards health policy or explore bioethics, we have a course for you.


Why study with us?


First class teaching
Our programs are developed and taught by leading clinicians, academics and researchers who have an outstanding reputation for high quality teaching and research.

Industry partnerships
We have strong relationships and connections with national and international governments and organisations to provide real-world educational experiences and opportunities for our students.

Research excellence
We are home to some of the most highly cited researchers in the world including research that has informed policy and practice in Australia and around the world.

Graduate outcomes
We provide our students with the skills and experiences to work in a variety of settings around the world to make a real-world impact in public health issues.

Flexible study options
We offer part-time, evening, distance learning, full-time and intensive study modes across Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Master streams of study.

Global rankings

  • Number one in the Asia-Pacific and 18th in the world for public health in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • Number one in Australia and 17th in the world in the medicine category of the 2016 QS World University Rankings
  • Five (the highest rating) in the Excellence in Research for Australia rankings for medical and health sciences, and public and health services.
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What you can study


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 health and medicine area.


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. In this video, our public health students and alumni talk about what drew them to the field, and where their postgraduate studies are taking them.

 


 


Meet our alumni


Our alumni have gone on to work in diverse roles with national and international organisations across the world. Find our where a degree with Sydney School of Public Health has lead them.

Kathryn Joannides

Kathryn Joannides
Health Economics and Social Policy Consultant, Deloitte

"The Master of Public Health offers great flexible study options which have enabled me to continue living and working interstate whilst completing my degree. It's really rewarding to know you can have a positive impact on people's lives. I'm doing that by implementing policies that are evidence based, and an effective and efficient use of public funds."

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Greg Fox

Dr Greg Fox
Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine, Sydney Medical School
Tuberculosis researcher, Woolcock Institute

"When I finished the Master of International Public Health, I moved to Vietnam and worked on a collaborative project between the University of Sydney and the National Tuberculosis Program to enhance detection of tuberculosis. I hope to continue to work alongside our colleagues in Vietnam and other countries to try and transfer skills and research and to build the capacity of doctors to answer their own questions."

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Dr Margaret Harris - timeline

Dr Margaret Harris
Senior Scientific Writer, World Health Organization (WHO)

“I returned to the university to further my expertise in the disciplines of health risk communications, advocacy and health promotion. The diversity of studying the Masters of International Public Health made it a highly stimulating and fulfilling year for me. I learned so much from my fellow students, and lessons I continue to find useful in my current work."