Through this online Master of Public Health (MPH), you will explore the design of effective health promotion activities, discuss the trends in disease spread and prevention, and discover how public health is managed around the world. A key part of the programme is your independent research project on the topic within public health of your choice, which will help develop your research and critical analysis skills. As part of the course, you will be provided with a 1-year student membership of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
Master of Public Health (MPH) teaching methods
We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.
Master of Public Health (MPH) assessment methods
All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to go to external test centres; instead you will submit written assignments through the VLE. For the few courses where exams are required, we use a virtual system which allows you to take academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home.
We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:
- assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year exams
- showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the VLE
- rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
- ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team
We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.
Master of Public Health (MPH) career prospects
As a Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate you will be equipped with the skills to succeed in a range of healthcare roles internationally, such as public health manager, health communication office, public health consultant, health visitor.
Royal Society For Public Health (RSPH) Membership
All MPH Master of Public Health (online) students will be provided with a 1 year student membership with the RSPH following the completion of their first module. Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible to apply for Fellowship of RSPH.
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You can study the following modules on the Master of Public Health (MPH):
- Health Promotion
- Topics in Public Health
- Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting
- Advanced Practice in Healthcare*
- Research Methods*
* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Regular optional meetings
- Proactive tutoring and support
- Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)
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At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our Master of Public Health (MPH), which consider academic or work-based experience.
English language requirement
Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
Work experience entry route (if not eligible see academic entry route)
You must meet the following criteria:
- at least three years’ post-registration experience in a relevant field, supported by appropriate references
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International5611 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11222 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
National5611 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11222 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
This fee excludes any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where applicable, the University is required to add the sales tax.
Our online Master of Public Health (MPH) tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits.
- Designated for postgraduate student loans in England.
- Monthly payment plan available for those who are self-funding.
- Full payment discount if you pay the full course fee upfront.
- A range of scholarships are available subject to applicants meeting certain criteria.**
Please note that you can only apply for a maximum of two discounts or scholarships.
** To find out whether you’re eligible for our scholarships contact University of Essex Online’s Admissions team.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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