Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Master of Public Health – Research methods specialisation


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Key information

  • 96 credit points
  • 2 years full time (maximum 4 years), up to 6 years part time
  • Course code: 92560
  • Intake periods: February and July

Important dates


Applications for Semester 1 and 2 2013 are now being accepted.
Applications for Semester 1 2013 due 3 February 2013.

Semester 1: 25 February 2013
Semester 2: 30 July 2013


This course provides graduates with a strong background for a career in public health research or practice. In particular, it provides a sound footing in the foundation units of epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and health promotion, as well as the broader social context in which public health programmes are planned, delivered and evaluated.

It also provides the opportunity for students to undertake a research dissertation in an area of public health that interests them. 

Course outline - coursework and dissertation

The course by way of coursework and dissertation consists of

Specialisation units

one of the following dissertation units (24 points)

and three of the following units

1 full time; 2 part time

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of Public Health (Research Methods) requires

  •     a bachelor's degree from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, or
  •     the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies from this University, with a weighted average mark of at least 60%, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty

English Language Competence

All UWA coursework programs have a minimum level of English language competence necessary, for both Domestic and International students.

Course enquiries

Director of Population Health Postgraduate Studies
Professor David Preen

Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 1307
Email: david.preen@uwa.edu.au