Flinders University

Master of Public Health



University Location Adelaide, South Australia
City Population 1.4 million
Student Population 26,100
Int'l Student Population 5,100
Main Campus Bedford Park
Program Campus Bedford Park
Program Duration 1.5 – 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $37,600 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March & July
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*


The Master of Public Health at Flinders University is founded on a commitment to the advancement of quality and integrity in multidisciplinary practice, and principles of equity, inclusiveness, accountability and community participation.

This program creates opportunities for health professionals to examine workplace issues and to formulate new ways of addressing them and putting them into practice. The teaching and learning focuses primarily on helping health professionals change their practice in light of new insights. Topic assignments may be related to workplace issues and problems.


The program aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to incorporate the principles of primary health care to reduce inequalities in health care access and health outcomes. It will teach you to apply this knowledge and these skills in relation to public health principles, values and practices that reduce inequity in health care, and improve population health status. Topics cover areas such as action on social determinants of health, social determinants of health and well-being, and critical practice in Indigenous health.

Professional experience placements prepare you for the workplace, both simulated in state-of-the-art laboratories and in clinical venues in rural and metropolitan South Australia.

Public health has become an increasingly significant focus of government plans worldwide, initiating developments at local and national levels within multiple healthcare settings. Graduates are expected to progress into employment in public health policy, management and practice.

Career Opportunities

  • Public health officer
  • Health administrator
  • Public health senior consultant
  • Health promotion planning and evaluation officer
  • Health information officer
  • Health and safety manager
  • Epidemiologist/research analyst
  • Public health project manager

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have an approved bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent qualification with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2/4.0 (approximately 65% +).

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.