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Public Health (Online) 

University of Essex Online

Master Online
24 months
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Our online MPH Master of Public Health (online) students aren’t just studying a degree – they are changing the world around them. Designed with busy health professionals in mind, this MPH Master of Public Health (online) programme will provide you with an ideal foundation to develop as an effective public health professional.

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Overview

Through our MPH Master of Public Health (online) programme you’ll gain a critical understanding of the key concepts underlying global public health. 

You’ll explore a variety of public health areas such as how public health is dealt with across the globe.  

You’ll be able to discuss the trends in diseases that affect global health and what it means for where you work.

Throughout this MPH Master of Public Health (online) course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • contemporary models and strategies to guide the design of effective health promotion activities
  • public health challenges of interest facing the global population
  • process of and application of techniques for population health needs assessment
  • the principles and methods of epidemiology with a particular focus on public health perspectives
  • the theory and practice of key personal development skills relevant to the healthcare domain

Finally, your MPH Master of Public Health (online) will give you a chance to put what you have learnt into practise when you undertake an independent research project in your dissertation.

Teaching methods

Studying MPH Master of Public Health (online) gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

Our MPH Master of Public Health (online) is delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your personal Student Adviser during your MPH Master of Public Health (online)

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Adviser, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise during your MPH Master of Public Health (online).

Accreditation

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 their postgraduate programme with UoEO, students will be eligible to apply for Fellowship of RSPH.

Programme Structure

The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:
  • Health Promotion (20 credits)
  • Topics in Public Health (20 credits)
  • Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting (20 credits)
  • Epidemiology (20 credits)*
  • Advanced Practice in Healthcare (20 credits)*
  • Research Methods (20 credits)*
  • Dissertation (60 credits)*

* These modules are core and must be completed in order to achieve the MPH Master of Public Health (online) award.

Audience

As an MPH Master of Public Health (online) graduate, together with your previous experience, knowledge, skills and training, you'll be well prepared to enter an array of roles in professions revolving around public health. Roles you could look at applying for include: Public Health Assistant, Officer or Manager, Health Communication Officer, Health Visitor, Public Health Consultant plus many more.

Lecturers

Subject specialists, industry authorities and experienced academics: the tutors who teach modules on our Master of Public Health (MPH) online are experts in the field of health. 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

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

Work experience

Experience in a relevant health field, supported by appropriate references.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11222 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11222 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

  • Designated for postgraduate student loans in England.
  • Simple monthly payment plan available, enabling you to spread the cost over the duration of your studies.
  • Full payment discount of 10% of the tuition fee if you pay upfront.
  • Partial scholarship available for international students residing in specific regions outside of the UK.
  • Alumni discount of 10% of the tuition fee available if you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online.

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