Bachelor of International Public Health



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Want to address global population health issues and join a workforce that operates across borders? Unlike other Australian undergraduate public health programs, the Bachelor of International Public Health (BIPH) is internationally integrated with emphasis on courses aimed at improving the health of populations worldwide. Students explore a diverse range of case studies spanning international contexts and population health issues and priorities. Courses focus on infectious disease challenges, Indigenous and environmental health, women and children’s health, and global chronic disease prevention. International Public Health students will also complete a capstone experience in the final year. This may include the option of either an internship placement, study abroad tour or research project.

This course includes unique coursework from two of the world’s leading universities – UNSW Sydney and Arizona State University (ASU). Students have the option to complete some subjects at the UNSW Sydney campus or complete the degree fully online. You’ll study with students from Australia, the United States and around the world, bringing a global perspective to your education. The Bachelor of International Public Health provides a starting point to a career in international public health or international development.

Areas of study: Global health, health policy and practice, health promotion, Indigenous health, infectious diseases, mental health, public health.

Career opportunities: International public or population health – epidemiology, health promotion, surveillance and disease prevention; contributing to population health programs in local or state health departments; designing and/or evaluating interventions to reduce the burden of disease while working in a multinationals and development agency; research career in public health; higher studies, such as a graduate medical program, Master program or PhD.

Professional recognition: The degree aligns with the US Council on Education for Public Health accreditation criteria to ensure competitiveness in the North American market (the largest market for undergraduate public health degrees), and ensure students complete an accredited program for employment and postgraduate education.

Fees and charges: Refer to UNSW current fee information.

Admission criteria

Assumed knowledge: English Standard.

2021 Guaranteed Selection Rank: 80.00.

Other applicants

Also refer to UNSW general admission criteria.

Student profile

Further information

View all details of this course on the UNSW website.

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Double degree options
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ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2020)


  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2019 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.


– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria