Master of Public Health

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    1.5 years full-time (1 year accelerated) or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now, for start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Torrens University Australia

  • Location


  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Policy and Project Officer | Project Manager | Health Assistant | Health Promotion Officer | Public Policy Researcher | View All

Course Rundown

Help fight some of society’s most urgent challenges and grow your leadership potential by studying this Master of Public Health course. 

Responding to our most critical healthcare problems, public health considers the systems, structures and policies that deliver and determine health care. By studying this course, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills required to work professionally as a leader in the public health sector. 

In this course, you’ll study the current global and environmental health issues, health policy, health systems and economics, and consider social, behavioural and cultural determinants of health. You’ll analyse financial, legal and economic health policies, apply intervention strategies and management the teams that execute them, and identify, assess and communicate population health information to a wide range of audiences. 

To maximise flexibility, this course is delivered entirely online. Students have access to experienced success coaches in order to maximise learning outcomes. 



To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor degree or above in any discipline from an Australian institution or a recognised equivalent qualification and 3 years of relevant work experience; OR
  • Hold a Graduate Certificate of Public Health from Torrens University Australia (or from another institution if deemed equivalent) plus additional 7 years of relevant work experience.

International students are also required to demonstrate English language proficiency to equivalent IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no skill band less than 6.0.

What You’ll Learn

In this health administration course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Applied research project in public health
  • Program design, implementation and evaluation
  • Community health and disease prevention
  • Statistics for public health
  • Leadership and effecting change in public health
  • Social, behavioural and cultural factors in public health
  • Health systems and economics
  • Health policy and advocacy
  • Global and environmental health issues 
  • Epidemiology
  • Qualitative research methods for public health
  • Public health informatics 



Why study with Torrens University Australia?

Torrens University Australia brings together some of the country’s most regarded tertiary institutes across industries like business, design, public health, hospitality, and sports management.

Studying with Torrens means learning from the industry’s best and brightest minds through cutting-edge syllabuses and small classroom environments. By becoming a Torrens student, you will not only have access to Torrens’ state-of-the-art campuses across the nation, you’ll also get to leverage Torrens status as a Laureate International University, and be able to access a global network of over 70 universities across 25 countries.

Torrens schools include; APM College of Business and Communication, Australasian College of Natural Therapies, Chifley Business School, Media Design School, Real Madrid Graduate School, Southern School of Natural Therapies and William Blue College of Hospitality.

Student Support

Torrens Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can study at your own pace. By providing you with on-demand access to course materials and content, you can study when you want, where you want.

Torrens also runs Touch-Point weekend sessions that allow you to hear from industry professionals, chat to lecturers and expand your network.

Torrens students will also have access to Torrens Success Coaches, who will help you align your strengths and learning with your goals. From the moment you are admitted to your course, a Success Coach will be available to help you successfully navigate the educational landscape and build your personal and professional skills.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Public Health from Torrens University Australia. 

This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work on the global stage in the exciting and challenging world of public and community health. Upon completion of this course, you may choose to work in health policy development, health promotion and community education, health administration, or in research. 

You may also complete four units of this qualification to graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, or complete eight units to graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Public Health. 

Curious about where a career in health administration could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government’s FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Torrens University Australia also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Students can also pay fees upfront.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.