Public Health (Online)

University of Derby

Master Online
36 months
3405 GBP/year
3405 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Health (Online) at University of Derby can help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop, and evaluate public health projects in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

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This Master of Public Health at University of Derby  is ideal if you are aiming towards, or currently working within public health and looking to improve your autonomy and expertise in public health practice.

This is a practical course with a focus on case studies, scenarios and practice in the community run in partnership with the public health team at Derby City Council.

You will have the opportunity to learn using our state of the art facilities including our Interactive Immersive Simulation Suite that creates a real life environment for students allowing the application of theory to practice in a safe space forging critical discussion as a way to move forward.


The online Masters of Public Health programme allows progression in terms of further qualifications and employment. The Masters is a good basis for further study in the form of a PhD or Professional Doctorate. It will also improve the employment prospects of students by providing an informed insight into current multi–disciplinary practises employed in the evolving public health arena. From a wider perspective the programme provides a suitable qualification for those working in allied areas.

Programme Structure


  • Public Health and Health Improvement

  • Critical Appraisal and Research Skills in Health

  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice

  • Global Environmental and Public Health Issues

  • Health Economics

  • Healthy Lives, Healthy Lifestyles

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should normally have:


  • A minimum of a lower second class Honours degree (2:2) in a public health related science from a UK university, the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) or an overseas equivalent.


  • Qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above. All students applying via this route will be assessed and where necessary interviewed by the Academic Lead.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3405 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10215 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3405 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10215 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.


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.

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!

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Public Health (Online)
University of Derby


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