Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Epidemiology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Applicants must:

  1. hold an approved degree with a GPA of 5+; or
  2. hold a degree in another discipline with a GPA of 5+ & have completed 12 months FT work in an approved health care setting; or
  3. hold the Grad Cert and/or Grad Dip in Epidemiology from the University (or equivalent).
AND
  1. Passed a tertiary quantitative research methods course with a grade of 5+; or
  2. Demonstrate an active contribution to a research publication; or
  3. Provide a report from a referee or research mentor confirming skills and experience with health-related quantitative research.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in summer - October 31 of the year of enrolment.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Public Health

Email: med.enquires@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 5426

Web: https://public-health.uq.edu.au/

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine

Location

Herston

Delivery mode

External, Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Epidemiology.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Applicants must:

  1. hold an approved degree with a GPA of 5+; or
  2. hold a degree in another discipline with a GPA of 5+ & have completed 12 months FT work in an approved health care setting; or
  3. hold the Grad Cert and/or Grad Dip in Epidemiology from the University (or equivalent).
AND
  1. Passed a tertiary quantitative research methods course with a grade of 5+; or
  2. Demonstrate an active contribution to a research publication; or
  3. Provide a report from a referee or research mentor confirming skills and experience with health-related quantitative research.

CRICOS Code: 066287A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: https://public-health.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Epidemiology?

This program aims to provide structured coursework developing epidemiological, biostatistical and methodological skills to an advanced level.

All expenses incurred with dissertation are the responsibility of the student.

Limited Summer Semester entry is available to domestic students only as elective courses only are offered in that semester.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Epidemiology.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Applicants must:

  1. hold an approved degree with a GPA of 5+; or
  2. hold a degree in another discipline with a GPA of 5+ & have completed 12 months FT work in an approved health care setting; or
  3. hold the Grad Cert and/or Grad Dip in Epidemiology from the University (or equivalent).
AND
  1. Passed a tertiary quantitative research methods course with a grade of 5+; or
  2. Demonstrate an active contribution to a research publication; or
  3. Provide a report from a referee or research mentor confirming skills and experience with health-related quantitative research.

Additional application information

A degree in one of the following disciplines would normally meet the "approved degree" requirement:

  • Allied health (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy)
  • Behavioural and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Dentistry, Oral Health
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Food Science
  • Health Economics
  • Health Management
  • Medicine, Medical sciences
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health or Health Sciences
  • Science
  • Veterinary sciences

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in summer - October 31 of the year of enrolment.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Applicants must:

  1. hold an approved degree with a GPA of 5+; or
  2. hold a degree in another discipline with a GPA of 5+ & have completed 12 months FT work in an approved health care setting; or
  3. hold the Grad Cert and/or Grad Dip in Epidemiology from the University (or equivalent).
AND
  1. Passed a tertiary quantitative research methods course with a grade of 5+; or
  2. Demonstrate an active contribution to a research publication; or
  3. Provide a report from a referee or research mentor confirming skills and experience with health-related quantitative research.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 066287A

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Epidemiology

Careers

UQ's Epidemiology program is geared toward individuals interested in pursuing careers as independent investigators in either public health (standard plan) or clinical research (clinical epidemiology plan). Four main areas of work hire epidemiologists and these are clinical/academia, health departments, industry and infection control.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Epidemiology

To complete the Master of Epidemiology, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 comprising:

  • #10 from Part A
  • at least #10 from Parts B and C
  • up to #4 from other postgraduate courses as approved by the Program Coordinator.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Epidemiology.

Program Rules for the Master of Epidemiology

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: