Duration

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

Commencing 2016

Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 17440

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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: enquiries@sph.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 5426

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

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27360

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

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

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.

Due to the sequencing of courses this program cannot be studied full-time if commenced in Semester 2. International students can therefore only commence in Semester 1.

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.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 17440

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27360

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

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: