Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Master of Public Health (Research)


How to apply

Please visit Master of Philosophy at StudyAt UWA for full information including general entrance requirements and application forms.

Further information on admission requirements for research programs.

In addition to the attachments required in the application form applicants who are not graduates of this University must submit an original transcript or certified copy of their academic record for all tertiary qualifications to date.


Postgraduate scholarships

Key information

  • 96 credit points
  • 2 years full time (minimum 1 year)
  • Up to 4 years part time
  • Course code: 00710
  • Intake periods: February and July
  • Fees


The Master of Philosophy is a specialist degree designed for you to undertake research on a topic relevant to public health and to gain research skills and experience.
Public health is the prevention of disease and injury in the whole community and the promotion of cost-effective and equitable health care services. Research topics must be in areas connected with a public health problem or issue. This course gives you a strong grounding in the disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics within the multidisciplinary context of public health. You will gain experience in all aspects of the research process, from the conception and design of a research project, the collection and analysis of data and effective communication of results – as well as the application of results to practice.

Course outline

The Master of Philosophy is a thesis-only research degree. It is recommended, and may be required by supervisors, that students without equivalent proficiency complete units in epidemiology and/or biostatistics:

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of Philosophy at the School of Population & Global Health requires the following:

  • Adequate public health knowledge through previous coursework training in public health or professional experience; and
  • Bachelor's degree with at least 2A honours (or equivalent)

English Language Competence

All UWA research programs have a minimum level of English language competency.