Master of Public Health - Master of Global Development

Be equipped to address pressing public health and development issues relevant to tropical Australia and the Asia-Pacific. This joint degree is highly attuned to the development challenges of the next decade — which will be significantly shaped by the legacies of COVID-19. Explore subjects that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and graduate with the skills and expertise to contribute to the sustainability and wellbeing of communities in the Tropics and around the world.

A unique qualification

Australia’s first pan-university program in global health and development

Create a brighter future

Become a change-maker with specialist skills and knowledge

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services


This course may require some on-campus attendance


  • Online: February, July




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


2 years full-time

Entry Requirements

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or equivalent

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Real stories

  • Nathan Dawes studies Master of Public Health


    Nathan Dawes

    Master of Public Health

    ɫӰ’s Public Health courses are facilitated by dedicated, experienced staff who recognise each student as an individual and with a unique set of postgraduate circumstances. A must do for any health care practitioner wishing to further themselves.

  • Headshot of Joyce Gehr


    Joyce Gehr

    Master of Global Development

    The Global Development program offered me a great blend of theoretical knowledge and opportunities for professional development through hands-on learning and work-placement opportunities. It truly made my postgraduate experience memorable, enriching, challenging and a worthwhile investment.

  • Doctor Zoe Wang.


    Dr Zoe Wang

    Master of Global Development

    Study on-campus or online, and embark on a transformative journey to become a catalyst for positive change in our interconnected world. Gain the in-depth knowledge and practical skills to tackle pressing global challenges, from sustainable development to social equity, and from public health to climate change.

  • Stephanie Topp Associate Professor in Global Health and Development


    Professor Stephanie Topp

    Global Health and Development, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

    MPH-MGlobDev students will benefit from studying at ɫӰ’s tropical campuses with work-integrated learning that taps into the global networks and real-world experience of lecturers, and focuses on the unique development and public health concerns of Northern Australia, the Western Pacific and South East Asia regions.