Master of Culture, Health and Medicine

The Master of Culture, Health and Medicine (MCHAM) is the only program of its kind in Australia. Drawing on anthropological and other social science perspectives, and technical expertise in healthrelated research and practice, you will understand the nature of health, sickness, and healing in a  local and global context. You will emerge with the skills to undertake social and cultural analysis of health policy and practices, and to effect change in a health setting.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

^Times Higher Education - Global University Employability Ranking 2020

Further studies

Master of Culture, Health and Medicine (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your master’s qualification.

Career opportunities

MCHAM is appropriate for students who are already in the medical and health professions and would like additional training in medical anthropology to advance their careers. MCHAM is also for students with some experience in anthropology who would like to enter the medical and health professions, public health sector, or work with organisations focused on health-related policy, education and development, global health, and disease prevention. 

The degree also prepares students for a PhD program in medical anthropology and interdisciplinary health studies.

Professional outcomes

On completion of the program, MCHAM graduates will be well equipped to work on a wide range of health-related issues in diverse Australian and international contexts. Graduates work in areas including Ministries of Health, educational institutions, health services, and international organisations active in the health and development fields. Others have commenced studies for a PhD in a wide range of disciplines. MCHAM graduates have the skills and confidence to critically analyse and develop policy, teach in the heatlh education sector, conduct research, and to design and implement interventions in public health and medicine.
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