• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Students in the Public Health programme at the University of Essex Online aren’t just studying a degree – they are changing the world around them. Designed with busy health professionals in mind, this programme will provide you with an ideal foundation to develop as an effective public health professional.

About

Through the Public Health programme at the University of Essex Online, 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 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, you’ll get a chance to put what you have learnt into practise when you undertake an independent research project in your dissertation.

Your future

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. 

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Promotion
  • Topics in Public Health
  • Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting
  • Epidemiology
  • Advanced Practice in Healthcare
  • Research Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • 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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General Requirements

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

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

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

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

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10906 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10906 GBP for the full programme 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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