The Master of Health Leadership and Management/Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence (Extension) enables you to specialise in both infectious disease intelligence and health management. With this degree, you will develop research skills and apply them while undertaking a scholarly project as part of the program.
During your studies, you will gain a sophisticated understanding of a complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge including: infectious diseases intelligence; leadership and workforce management; strategic planning and change management; quality improvement and health program and policy design; and implementation and evaluation.
The program fosters judgment-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving population health and work across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors.
CSP and FEE places are available in this course. Note that CSP and FEE places have separate UAC course codes. If you wish to be considered for both a CSP and FEE place you must list both courses in order of preference.
Important: Offers are made on a rolling basis via UAC from October when domestic applications open. However, the limited CSP (Commonwealth-supported places) at UNSW Sydney are highly competitive and granted based on academic merit. Therefore, applicants who met the borderline rank will be placed on hold and will be considered at a later date. The outcome may take longer as the release of a CSP offer will depend on the availability, the acceptance rate, and the demand for the program. Applicants with a borderline rank will be notified of the outcome within 2-4 weeks prior each intake.
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a CSP place. Therefore, applicants may consider adding a Fee-paying preference.
Your application cannot be considered without this information.
Applicants are also required to have one of the following:
Examples of fields relevant to public health or health management include, but are not restricted to medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, dentistry, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, social work, psychology, marketing, human services, emergency services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration, business, management, engineering, law, science, mathematics and statistics, economics, policy studies and development studies.
In exceptional circumstances, applicants with no undergraduate studies but a postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (e.g., Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master’s degree or higher) plus a minimum of five years full-time relevant professional, OR applicants who do not hold any formal academic qualifications but have extensive professional health or public health experience (e.g., hospital-trained nurses, paramedics, Aboriginal Health Workers) may be considered. A minimum of five years full-time relevant professional is required and an interview with the School may be conducted.
The Indigenous Entry into programs in School of Population Health at UNSW redresses the imbalance of access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to population health programs.
The scheme is competitive and students who best meet the selection criteria will be considered under the alternate entry scheme and have access to a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP). The scheme is open to those who meet the criteria listed in the following link. Please fill in the Application Form and upload the relevant documents.
Also, note that a separate application form must be submitted via UAC for admission into the School of Population Health Postgraduate Coursework programs.
Both applications must be submitted before the official Final Deadlines for each term as published on the UAC portal.
^ Indicative annual course fees for 2023. Visit UNSW's website for further information.
Read the full course details on the UNSW Sydney Degree Finder website.
Visit the UNSW School of Population Health website.