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Postgrad public health

Postgraduate public health

Degrees to help you improve the health of entire populations.

Postgrad Program guide Public Health

What's included

Register and we'll send you a study guide, plus helpful updates about admissions, scholarships, deadlines and more.

  • What you'll study
  • Fields of study and careers
  • Entry requirements.

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Help protect public health in an unknown future

The public health workforce has always played a critical role in preventing disease, prolonging life and improving health outcomes. But 2020 has seen the profession gain recognition across the globe. We train students who want to improve the health and wellbeing of populations in a changing and inequitable world. With links to global organisations including the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and the World Health Organization, our students graduate with the knowledge and networks they need to make an impact.

Why study public health at UQ

2 in Australia for public health (QS World University Rankings 2020)

Study online, on campus or a combination of both

More teaching awards than any other Australian university

Master's degree options

Depending on your background, our master's degrees can be studied across 1.5 years (fast-track) or 2 years (comprehensive).

Graduate certificate and diploma options

If you don't meet the eligibility requirements for a master's degree, don't worry. These programs can be used as a pathway:

Short course options

Looking for something bite sized? We're offering a week-long public health short course to eligible health professionals, postgraduate students and researchers.