Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Master of Public Health – Research methods specialisation


How to apply

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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 open mid-September and officially close on commencement of semester.  

Semester 1: 26 February 2018
Semester 2: 30 July 2018


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

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

a)      (i)  A bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA;
  or    (ii) A Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies, or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA;
b)      The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

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 Public Health Postgraduate Coursework Programs
Assistant Professor Julie Saunders

Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 1305
Email: julie.saunders@uwa.edu.au