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 $56,500 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake July 2024
Application Deadline Variable*
International Places Variable / no set limit


The Master of Global Health at the Sydney School of Public Health 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.


Why study global health at the University of Sydney?

International and professional placement opportunities
You will have the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of international and professional placements and apply knowledge learnt in class to real world projects with location-based organisations in several Asian countries. We have a dedicated academic staff as the country coordinator for each of our partner countries.

Opportunity to tailor your learning in your chosen field
The new 1.5-year Master of Global Health will provide you the time needed to build competency and gain skills from a wide range of global health electives and electives from other programs within the Sydney School of Public Health. Sydney’s emphasis on practical skills and rigorous methods will allow you to stand out from the crowd and improve your career prospects.

Apply global health principles
Newly designed core units and electives will provide you with insight into the historical and contemporary contexts of global health and global health interventions, as well the practical skills needed for working in the field.

Research training
The Research Dissertation capstone will equip you with the critical thinking skills and research training necessary to prepare for a higher research degree and conduct applied research as part of your global health career.

First-class teaching
This degree is taught by highly experienced academic staff who are active within the global health community and have experience working in countries such as Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda. With students coming from different parts of the world, you will be part of a cohort that allows you to share experiences and learn from your peers as well as your teachers.

Make a real difference 
You will have opportunity to be part of teams and involved in current projects that are making a real difference in disadvantaged international communities.

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 (approximately 65%+)


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 two years’ professional work experience in health or international development.

Admission Timeline

*The University of Sydney has a general application deadline of mid-January for the February/March intake; and mid-June for the July intake; however, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.