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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Epidemiology

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Epidemiology will develop your understanding of a range of principles, approaches and analytic strategies relevant to epidemiology, so you can make a meaningful contribution to the field.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5481, 066287A
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$33,424 per year / $50,136 total

About this course

This program will develop your epidemiological, biostatistical and methodological skills to an advanced level. It's designed for applicants with a background in epidemiology, quantitative research or health.

Choose one field of study from either Clinical Epidemiology or Standard Epidemiology. Clinical Epidemiology applies the principles of epidemiology to clinical practice, patient care and health settings. The Standard field focuses on epidemiology and a range of different population groups. You'll be expected to have knowledge and experience in the health workforce. Epidemiology is particularly suited if you are a graduate of medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, nutrition and statistics, or if you want to advance your skills in health research methods

During the program you'll complete compulsory courses, which will build and extend your knowledge of epidemiology as a discipline and develop your methodological skills, along with elective courses, which cover research, public health and more.

You'll also undertake a research project that addresses a specific topic or problem relevant to public or population health. You'll be involved in all aspects of research, from defining a topic and methodology to interpreting results and reporting on your findings.

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What you will 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.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Research associate
  • Research fellow
  • Clinical research officer
  • Medical officer