Master of Epidemiology
Make a meaningful contribution to the field of epidemiology
Improve population health and increase life expectancy. Take your epidemiological, biostatistical and methodological skills to an advanced level. You’ll choose from clinical or standard epidemiology and deep dive into your dissertation.
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What you'll learn
- Gain advanced level skills in epidemiology and biostatistics and contribute to improving population health and increasing life expectancy.
- Develop specialist qualifications in a core public health discipline from one of the leading Public Health schools in the Asia-Pacific.
- Learn from experienced teachers and academics who have contributed to major public health projects globally.
- Undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem relevant to public or population health.
- Research associate
- Research fellow
- Clinical research officer
- Medical officer
To be eligible for entry, you'll need:
- a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
- a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus 1 year full-time equivalent relevant work experience in a healthcare, public health or research setting, or
- a graduate certificate or graduate diploma (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant disciplines include advanced sciences, behavioural and social sciences, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, counselling, dentistry and oral health, development studies, environmental health, environmental science, exercise and sport science, food science, health economics, health management, mathematics, medicine and medical sciences, nursing, nutrition, occupational health and safety, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, public health and health sciences, science, sociology, speech therapy, and veterinary sciences.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the UQ English language proficiency requirements for admission.
Credit for previous study or work
If you've completed previous study, you may be eligible to receive credit for – or exemption from – certain subjects in a UQ program.
This program aims to provide structured coursework developing epidemiological, biostatistical and methodological skills to an advanced level. All expenses incurred with PUBH7950 dissertation are the responsibility of the student.
Limited Summer Semester entry is available to domestic students only as elective courses are offered in that semester.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The Master of Epidemiology is a 2 year course for a full-time student. Each year consists of 2 Study Periods, also known as semesters. The recommended study pattern consists of 13 core subjects and 3 elective subjects, with 8 to be completed in your first year and 8 in your second.
To qualify for the Master of Epidemiology, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of 16 subjects.