Course Description

Sydney Law School offers one of the nation’s leading postgraduate programs in health and medical law.

The Master of Health Law (MHL) is a flexible, specialist qualification covering wide-ranging legal and ethical issues in healthcare. You will learn to identify, analyse and develop solutions to complex legal, ethical and policy issues affecting health and health services.

Our students come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. They include practising lawyers, health professionals, health administrators, government officers, health advocates and others seeking a deeper understanding of legal and regulatory issues arising within the health sector.

The core and elective units of study cover a wide range of areas, including healthcare law, the impact of new technologies on healthcare, the regulation of the health professions, litigation and dispute resolution, public health law, mental health law, and global health law and governance.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $35,000 total course cost.
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time


1 year full time, 2 - 6 years part 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: 031432G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: MAHEALAW1000

Entry Requirements