The University of Sydney

Master of Global Health



University Location Sydney, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 73,000
Int'l Student Population 10,600
Main Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Campus Camperdown / Darlington
Program Duration 1.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$58,800 (2025 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places Variable / no set limit


The Master of Global Health at the University of Sydney focuses on preparing graduates to work to improve the health of populations in the global context. This degree has a specific focus on achieving equity in health for people worldwide and on preparing you to apply public health principles in some of the most challenging and demanding conditions in the world.

Graduates of the Master of Global Health are able to obtain employment with non-government organizations (NGOs) internationally and in Australia, government ministries in developing countries, multilateral and bilateral agencies (such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the United Nations or the World Health Organization), health services and academic institutions.


The Master of Global Health is a postgraduate coursework degree that will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to work in public and global health roles. You’ll learn about the connection between health and threats to health around the world, and will be prepared to redress the inequitable distribution of health and health resources, to ultimately improve health globally.

You will complete core units covering foundational concepts in global health, biostatistics, and epidemiology, and also selective units from a number of global health subject areas, in addition to elective units in public health. Additionally, you’ll complete a capstone unit comprising a project, a dissertation, or an international placement.

Placement Opportunities
You can develop work-ready skills and build your international networks with Sydney’s global health field placement opportunities in Australia, Vietnam, and China. The university continues to sustainably collaborate with its partners to plan for more future opportunities in the field.

Career Opportunities
The University of Sydney Master of Global Health will prepare you for a variety of careers:

  • Monitoring and evaluation officer in a non-government organization
  • Public health policy analyst/ advisor within a government or non-government organizations
  • Public health advisor to an international aid agency or government department
  • Public health officer in a local area or state-level health service
  • Project officer or health researcher at a university or research institute

Master of Global Health graduates can obtain employment within the following areas:

  • Non-government organizations in Australia and internationally
  • Government departments and ministries of health
  • Multilateral and bilateral agencies (such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the United Nations or the World Health Organization)
  • Australian health services, including Indigenous and community-based health organizations
  • International health policy institutes
  • Academic institutions, such as universities or research institutes

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree 
You must have one of the following:

an Australian bachelor’s degree with honours or a graduate diploma or a graduate certificate or an equivalent qualification with minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2/4.0.


an undergraduate degree or equivalent in medicine and health fields such as dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy or science, mathematics, veterinary science; or humanities and social sciences fields such as international relations, international development, economics, political science, communication and journalism, or education, or civil engineering, or law.


a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field and 2 years’ professional work experience in health or international development.

Admission Timeline

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