Course Description

This degree will provide you with core media skills to help you become an effective communicator across health and medicine, public affairs, public relations, community relations and journalism.

Designed for aspiring and experienced communicators, health advocates, public relations specialists, media experts, and healthcare professionals, the course encourages development of skills in:

  • clear communication of public health campaigns and policy topics
  • creation of public education programs that nurture a more healthcare-literate population
  • the ability to raise awareness of, and advocate for, specific healthcare matters
  • management of communication technology, including social media, to ensure information accuracy and uphold ethical standards

While our students come from different disciplines and career stages, all are motivated to make a difference in people's health and wellbeing.

Why study with us?

Our health communication program combines the expertise of Sydney's Department of Media and Communications with the resources of the School of Public Health.

With a cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach to both media and health disciplines, our program is the most comprehensive and specialised course of its kind in Australia.



Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,359 total course cost.
International Students: $40,000 per year full-time

Duration

1 - 1.5 years 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: 079641C
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAHECOMM2000

Entry Requirements



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