Public Health, MPH

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme online from University of Essex Online has been designed for busy health professionals looking to gain a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time.

About

This course will provide students with a systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying public health. Through its alignment with the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework this course will develop your ability to undertake independent research culminating in a dissertation project as a capstone to your studies.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme online from University of Essex Online is the most comprehensive of our Public Health programmes, incorporating the opportunity to complete an independent piece of original research.

Building on the Postgraduate Diploma module base, you will also study research design and critical appraisal and complete a dissertation project of your choosing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to complete two further optional modules to tailor your study further. The course culminates in the completion of a dissertation research project where you will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your ability to undertake independent research.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

As an MPH graduate, together with your previous experience , knowledge, skills and training, you will be well prepared to enter an array of roles in professions revolving around public health. These include:

  • Public Health Project Officer
  • Public Health Project Manager
  • Public Health Research Assistant
  • Public Health Research Associate/Fellow
  • Public Health Intelligence Officer
  • Data Analyst
  • Health Communication Officer
  • Health Improvement Officer
  • Health Improvement Manager
  • Health Protection Specialist
  • Strategic Health Officer
  • Policy Officer

Programme Structure

Level 7 modules:
  • Health Promotion
  • Topics in Public Health 
  • Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Advanced Practice in Healthcare 
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We have monthly start dates so you can begin your studies as soon as you’ve been accepted and your student loan application has been received or you have paid your course tuition fee.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

We have flexible entry requirements:

Academic Entry Route

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.

If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

Work Experience Entry Route

  • At least five years’ senior level work experience.
  • English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5.
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5100 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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