The experience


The Master of Epidemiology is a focused degree, giving you both the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to become an epidemiologist. The course is ideally suited to practicing clinicians wanting to hone their skills and expertise in clinical and epidemiological research.

The University of Melbourne is ranked No. 1 in Australia and No. 17 globally for Public Health related disciplines.

The day-to-day experience

The Master of Epidemiology is studied part time over two years, ideal for working professionals who are looking to enhance their careers. This course offers you flexibility, with study delivered through a combination of on-campus and online subjects.

The course covers contemporary research methods in infectious disease epidemiology as well as generalist epidemiology.

Your learning experience can be uniquely tailored to meet your interests. The course offers you the ability to complete a research project in an epidemiological topic of your choosing, examples of which may include:

  • COVID-19
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Mental health
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Infectious diseases
  • Cancer.

You will have the opportunity to complete this research project at the esteemed Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. The Precinct is a world-leading hub that delivers outstanding patient care, cutting-edge research and world-class education, providing the perfect environment for success.

Your research project also offers you the perfect stepping stone towards a PhD.


During your study, you will be taught by leading epidemiologists both nationally and internationally who can connect you to prospective employment networks, not only in Australia but around the world.


Hayden Mackenzie