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Public Health, M.Phil.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) , | Online
This course is multidisciplinary and designed for health professionals seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in public health. 


Whether you already work in public health or want to move into this field, our course can prepare you for contemporary public health practice that addresses traditional and emerging issues that threaten to negatively impact communities and the environment.

This course builds on the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma to prepare you to enter the field, or to expand on your expertise in this area. You will gain a thorough grounding in the major areas of public health and specialise in your area of interest.

In your second year you will choose one of the following streams to specialise in:

  • Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Policy and Management.

You will also have the opportunity to carry out research under the guidance of an academic supervisor. Our Master of Public Health students come from a variety of fields, including medicine, nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, pharmacy, dentistry, biomedical and laboratory-based sciences, nutrition, occupational therapy, occupational health, environmental health, health promotion, and statistics and management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Research Methods
  • Introduction to Health Promotion
  • Foundations of Public Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health Nutrition Principles
  • Environmental Health Management
  • Public Health Response to Climate Change
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Sciences Research Dissertation Preparation
  • Health Sciences Research Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    400 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Completed a bachelor degree awarded by a recognised tertiary institution. 
  • English language proficiency.
  • Certified copies of all your previous qualifications.

Tuition Fee

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. 


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