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Master of Health Policy

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
3 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04268v1
CRICOS: 080784M
UAC: 940906

The Master of Health Policy equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand, interpret, influence and shape health policy. It provides an understanding of the way the healthcare system operates and the challenges it faces.

This course provides a deeper understanding of the current issues shaping health policy and an opportunity for specialisation in four key areas: economics; law; communication and learning; and Indigenous and health. The course also provides a foundation in statistics, epidemiology and Indigenous studies.

The Master of Health Policy equips students with the knowledge and skills to understand, interpret, influence and shape health policy. It provides an understanding of the way the healthcare system operates and the challenges it faces.

This course provides a deeper understanding of the current issues shaping health policy and an opportunity for specialisation in four key areas: economics; law; communication and learning; and Indigenous and health. The course also provides a foundation in statistics, epidemiology and Indigenous studies.

This course provides a career pathway for health professionals, government employees, consultants and other professionals who want to pursue a career in health policy or have reached their desired role and wish to deepen their professional knowledge and experience.

Course aims

A graduate of this course is able to:

  1. demonstrate professional behaviour and accountability (Professional Behaviour and Accountability)
  2. retrieve, critically evaluate and apply evidence to influence health policy (Critical Thinking)
  3. demonstrate team and leadership skills while considering health in a global context (Leadership and Teamwork)
  4. effectively and appropriately communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds and in a variety of contexts (Communication)
  5. reflect on current skills, knowledge, attitudes and practice; planning for and implementing ongoing personal and professional development (Lifelong Learning)
  6. be professionally and culturally competent, which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness (Indigenous Awareness).

Typical study program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full time and part time are shown below.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care692050
26703 Introductory Health Economics626703
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health692296
57191 Organisational Change and Communication657191
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System692638
35513 Statistical Methods635513
92612 Research in Health692612
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services692847

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $505. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Career options include positions in Commonwealth and state departments of health, community and consumer-based advocacy groups, government and not-for-profit organisations, local health district services, and non-government service providers.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
92050 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care6
35513 Statistical Methods6
92638 Foundations of the Australian Healthcare System6
26703 Introductory Health Economics6
92296 Epidemiology and Population Health6
92612 Research in Health6
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services6
57191 Organisational Change and Communication6
CBK90952 Electives24
Total72

Course structure explained

Students must complete 72 credit points made up of 48 credit points of core subjects and either a 48-credit-point major or 48 credit points of electives.

Additional information

Course duration

This course is offered on a one-and-a-half year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

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.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall with a 7.0 in each subtest; or TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a score of 24 for reading and listening, 23 for speaking and 27 for writing; PTE: 73-78 overall with a 65 in each subtest; or CAE: 191-199

The English proficiency requirement for international students or 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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

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