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Make a positive difference to people's lives by learning how to measure, plan, manage and evaluate health programs and services to prevent illness and promote good health within communities.

Studying public health can lead to a variety of roles within public and global health, health research or public health policy.

Highlights

2 in Australia for public health

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

27 in the world for public health

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Public health researcher
  • Health promotion officer
  • Environmental health officer
  • Policy and research officer

Graduate salary

Health services & support (undergraduate)

$59K–$62K

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Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Meet the expert: Exploring environmental science with Associate Professor Ron Johnstone

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