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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Public Health

University of Essex Online

8 months
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3741 GBP/full
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About

This 100% online and part-time PG Cert Public Health will enable you to improve your practice in public health while helping you to develop key skills that are required to attain more senior roles in the field.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

On this online short course, you will examine the public health challenges that face the population globally and explore contemporary models and strategies to design effective health promotion activities. This PG Cert Public Health is a great stand-alone qualification and it can also be used as a stepping stone towards the PG Dip or full Masters degree.

PG Cert Public Health 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.

PG Cert Public Health 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.

PG Cert Public Health career prospects

As a public health 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.

On successful completion of this course, you will also be able to progress onto our PG Dip Public Health or Master of Public Health (MPH) programmes.

Programme Structure

You can study the following modules on the PG Cert Public Health: 

  • Health Promotion
  • Topics in Public Health
  • Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

University of Essex Online have regular intakes throughout the year – apply now and you could start your course soon! 

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online
  • Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

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 PG Cert Public Health, 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

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3741 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3741 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3741 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3741 GBP for the full programme during 8 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.

Funding

Our PG Cert Public Health tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits. 

  • 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.**
  • Postgraduate student loans are available in England for the full Masters degrees only.

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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