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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Graduate Diploma in Public Health

UTS Online’s Graduate Diploma in Public Health is designed for professionals who are looking to develop specialist knowledge and skills in order to improve health programs at a local, national or global level. You’ll gain an appreciation of health systems in different societies, and explore how the social determinants of health can inform the complex challenges of technological, economic and social change in communities and societies.

  • Delivered 100% online, and part-time, you will gain immediately applicable skills to make a greater impact in your current role and prepare for future health challenges.
  • Informed by leading academics and researchers, this course is delivered by the UTS School of Public Health, and will provide you with a high calibre education at the forefront of public health. 

The Graduate Diploma in Public Health comprises all eight core study periods (48 credit points), and can be completed in as little as 16 months, studying part-time. 

Studying these courses will provide you with applicable knowledge and skills to guide health policy recommendations across a variety of communities and contexts.

Core subjects

  • Foundations in Public Health (3 CP)
  • Indigenous Public Health (3 CP)
  • Social Perspectives in Public Health (6 CP)
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology (6 CP)
  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3 CP)
  • Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (3 CP)
  • Health Promotion (6 CP)
  • Plus 18 credit points from electives

UTS Online’s Graduate Diploma in Public Health is made up of eight study periods, and can be completed in as little as 16 months. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to enrol into the Master of Public Health.

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree, but who have extensive relevant work experience in a healthcare or human services field may also be considered eligible.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee an offer of a place.

English language requirements
The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper-based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Your previous studies can be acknowledged as credit towards your online postgraduate studies, provided that it meets the relevant course requirements.

If you receive a UTS offer of enrolment, and you’ve undertaken previous studies at another institution, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning. UTS doesn’t determine recognition of prior learning until an offer of enrolment is accepted.

2023 academic year student fees shown are subject to change. You may also be required to pay student amenities fees. Contact the university directly to confirm.

Fees shown are per unit. The number of units are listed below fees. Together they indicate the total fees for the course.

FEE-HELP loans are available to assist eligible full-fee paying domestic students with the cost of a university course.

Key Facts
  • Study Mode: Online
  • 16 months (part-time)
  • $3,096 per unit FEE HELP available
  • 8 units
  • Start Date: Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct