Postgraduate health

International students

Deakin's range of postgraduate health degrees can help you achieve your career goals in the growing health and human services sector. Graduate ready to  launch your career in health, advance to more specialised roles, or take on leadership and management roles.


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A world-class learning experience

Deakin is ranked in the Top 1% of universities in the world for public health.* Our degrees are flexible and allow you to choose from a range of specialisations and electives, making sure your degree suits your aspirations. You also have the opportunity to complete valuable, authentic practical experience to develop knowledge and, skills and graduate attributes that improve your employment prospects.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Our specialty areas

Health economics: Learn the techniques and application of evidence-based economic evaluation and priority setting to improve health outcomes and achieve an efficient allocation of resources across the health care system.

Health and human services management: Develop health leadership and managerial skills – this course is particularly suitable for people already in senior positions in health-related fields, or managers looking to move to the sector.

Public health: Develop an understanding of global public health challenges. Learn strategies and practical techniques to take action, prevent diseases and promote optimal population health.

Health promotion: Create preventative health initiatives for the 21st century and develop skills in promoting community health and wellbeing.

Nutrition and population health: Benefit from advanced study in human nutrition, drawing on content from disciplines such as public health, food science, biochemistry, physiology, psychology and politics and policy.

Access to a broad range of library resources such as biostatistics software, academic journals and textbooks helped me properly adapt, and constructive feedback from my lecturers significantly improved my critical thinking and writing skills.

Stephen, Nigeria

Master of Public Health

Deakin Global Health Leaders Scholarship

Deakin University's Faculty of Health is offering a 20% scholarship to eligible international students who enrol in one of our postgraduate health courses. This scholarship is designed to help future health leaders like you achieve their potential.

Learn more about the Deakin Global Health Leader's Scholarship

Build your career in a thriving industry

With ageing populations and public health issues like obesity, heart disease and chronic illness on the rise, employability in the health sector is stronger than ever. Roles in the healthcare and social assistance sector are projected to grow by 301,000 new jobs or 15.8% by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections.#

Deakin University's Global Health Leaders Scholarship

The Deakin Global Health Leaders Scholarship is designed to help future health leaders achieve their potential. Choose to study an eligible postgraduate health degree at Deakin and you could receive this 20% tuition scholarship.

How to apply: international students

Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.


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#Jobs and Skills Australia, 2021 Employment Projections - for the five years to November 2026

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