Course Information

Master of Public Health

Faculty of Social Sciences
Overview

Campus: Wollongong

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery: Distance, On Campus

Study Area: Health Management, Indigenous Health, Nutrition/Dietetics, Public Health

CRICOS: 084771F
Course Code: 438

The Master of Public Health is a specialised degree for students who wish to pursue research careers in public health, or whose future career will require them to interpret and apply the findings of research. It is intended for students who are from public health disciplines and want to enhance their research and career prospects.


This degree

The Master of Public Health is a flexible degree designed to give students a broad introduction to public health and to provide the skills and knowledge to define, critically assess and resolve public health issues within a community. This flexible and interest driven program allows students to develop, analyse and implement policy, and to plan and evaluate health services and programs whilst catering for their individual career goals.


What you will study

The program is structured in a manner that responds to the constantly changing health and social issues both at local and international levels. The degree is composed of six core public health subjects, plus a choice of one of three specialisations comprised of three subjects. The specialisations available are Health Promotion, Public Health Nutrition and Social Marketing for Health.

Professional Accreditation

Graduates of the Master of Public Health may apply for membership of the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Public Health Association of Australia.

My University

UOW is home to public health researchers who are leaders in their field in Australia and internationally. Our academics will supervise you to build your own research career through our public health projects and our research seminar series. At UOW you will have the opportunity to develop your practical public health skills and professional networks so that you are competitive in the workforce.

Australian Residents

Academic Entry Requirements

Admission to the Master of Public Health requires a Bachelor degree from any discipline. Applicants intending to complete the Public Health Nutrition specialisation require a Bachelor degree with a major in Nutrition, such as a UOW Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition Science, or equivalent.

Credit Transfer

Applicants with the following qualifications may be admitted to the Master of Public Health with 24 credit points of credit, enabling completion of the course with one year equivalent full-time study:


  • Honours Bachelor degree in Public Health or a related discipline;

  • A UOW Graduate Certificate in Public Health;

  • A UOW Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, or

  • Bachelor degree with a minimum of two years' relevant work experience.

Credit for specific subjects will be granted following consultation with the Course Coordinator.

Fees

2016 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $28,944

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $9,648
Full Course Fee: $28,944

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

International Students

Academic Requirements

Admission to the Master of Public Health requires a Bachelor degree from any discipline. Applicants intending to complete the Public Health Nutrition specialisation require a Bachelor degree with a major in Nutrition, such as a UOW Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition Science, or equivalent.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

Applicants with the following qualifications may be admitted to the Master of Public Health with 24 credit points of credit, enabling completion of the course with one year equivalent full-time study:


  • Honours Bachelor degree in Public Health or a related discipline;

  • A UOW Graduate Certificate in Public Health;

  • A UOW Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, or

  • Bachelor degree with a minimum of two years' relevant work experience.

Credit for specific subjects will be granted following consultation with the Course Coordinator.

Fees

2016 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,704
Full Course Fee: $41,112

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Distance

Session Fee: $13,704
Full Course Fee: $41,112

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Key Dates

2016 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences

29 February 2016

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 23 - 25 February
Session: 29 February - 23 June

2016 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
25 July 2016

Applications Close
International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 19 July 2016
Session: 25 July - 17 November 2016

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