Course Description

Are you a health professional, policymaker, government official or security sector specialist?

Learn to manage complex health events and their social and economic consequences with this intellectually rigorous, flexible, multidisciplinary program of study. You can draw on diverse areas of study including agriculture, health sciences, medicine, nursing, public health, political science, law and business.

Why study with us?

This program addresses the challenge of responding to adverse health events at local and global levels. It covers:

  • emerging diseases (animal, plant and human)
  • laboratory safety and regulation (biosafety)
  • biodefence
  • quarantine and border control
  • planetary health (and new challenges such as synthetic biology).

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 total course cost.
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


1 year full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.2% (national average 70.8%)
Improved skills: 80.2% (national average 79.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.7% (national average 84.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Health Services & Support postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 82.4% (national average 84.2%)
Studying full time: 7.4% (national average 6.5%)
Median full time salary: $75,000 (national average $83,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 085861G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNHLTSEC1000

Entry Requirements