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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Public Health (Global Health and Advocacy)

ACU’s Master of Public Health equips graduates with specialised knowledge, understanding and skills in public health to improve and advance population health and well-being.  ACU’s MPH prepares graduates to practice with a community, national or global focus, and with an ethical, social justice perspective.

A uniquely ACU specialisation, Global health is an increasingly important and active area of work for public health practitioners. If you are planning to focus on global health, our Master of Public Health program offers a specialisation in global health and advocacy during your second year. The Master of Public Health (Global Health and Advocacy) specialisation will give you the knowledge, skills and experience to practice effectively in the evolving professional landscape of global health.

This specialisation features a contemporary curriculum designed around the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. In this specialisation, you will extend your core public health knowledge and skills through studying global health, sustainable development, food security, humanitarian assistance and the importance of advocacy in public and global health. By developing advocacy skills, the global health and advocacy specialisation aims to enable graduates to not just implement policies and programs that improve population health, but to actively influence policies and programs and advance population health.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.

Campus Information

Melbourne

115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic 3065 Locked Bag 4115, Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Vic 3065

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

A wide range of career opportunities are available to graduates of Master of Public Health (MPH) programs in Australia. According to a recent public health workforce study, these opportunities are typically within the public or not-for-profit sector; however, one-quarter of MPH graduates are employed in the private sector.

Approximately half of all MPH graduates are employed within the health sector, with others finding opportunities within education, government and services sectors.

Managerial, analytical and program-/project-based roles are common destinations for MPH graduates. For many health practitioners, particularly medical practitioners or registered nurses, an MPH degree expands their career opportunities within their existing field (eg different roles or modes of practice).

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years PSW for Melbourne

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:

  1. a Bachelor degree (or higher) or equivalent;
    or
  2. successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Health;
    and
  3. Either:
    1. A grade point average of 4.2 on the ACU 7 point scale in a Bachelor degree; or
    2. A minimum of two years professional experience in health (or related field), including Honours or other postgraduate study in health; or
    3. Suitable practical experience in public health, global health or humanitarian assistance to the satisfaction of the course coordinator.

English Language Requirement

  • Applicants must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy and require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands)