Taught course

Master of Public Health

University of Queensland · Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements


(A) An approved degree;

or (B) other professional qualifications or training approved by the head of school.

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6 How to apply? Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement. To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year. This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

This program prepares health professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, with knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines, to define, critically assess and resolve public health and nutrition problems. Various fields of study allow students to focus on Australian public health issues or on international public health, including nutrition and tropical health in the Asia Pacific region.

Students can undertake this program in the following fields: Standard, Defence, Indigenous Health, Nutrition, Health Promotion and Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs and complete the program by coursework or incorporate a dissertation/ project. The dissertation/project provides an opportunity for students to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills in a public health setting. Students can carry out their dissertation/ projects within Australia or overseas. All expenses incurred with dissertation /project are the responsibility of the student. Very limited Summer Semester entry is available to domestic students as elective courses only are offered.

Full information is available from the School of Population Health Website: www.sph.uq.edu.au

Information for international students

Additional Application Instructions for International Students: http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/application-instructions

Fees and funding

International students
AU $27360

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

(To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.)

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004