24 months
2442 EUR/year
2442 EUR/year
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The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a Master in Public Health at University of Johannesburg where you can develop a knowledge of related health economies.


The purpose of the Master in Public Health at University of Johannesburg is to qualify health professionals who at the end of the programme will have been empowered to analyse, strategise and offer solutions to challenges faced by Sub-Saharan countries including South Africa with respects to Environmental and Occupational threats and risks.

On completion of this programme students will be able to:

  • Contextualise Public Health within the region and relevant countries’ health systems, with specific focus on environmental and occupational health.
  • Conduct health risk assessments and to enumerate, understand, mitigate and manage these risks. 
  • Develop relevant epidemiology and research methodologies for local, regional environmental and occupational health risks.
  • Unpack environmental and occupational disasters that have local and regional relevance as learning opportunities in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention situations.
  • Take strategic decisions within the context of environmental and occupational health domains. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principle and Practice of Environmental Health
  • Environmental Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methodologies
  • Health Promotion and Health Behaviour
  • Environmental Health Risk and Impact Assessment
  • Emerging National and Continental Environmental Health Challenges
  • African Health System, Health and Environmental Politics and Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Health-related qualification at NQF Level 8 such as Environmental Health, Public Health, MbChB, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Nursing, or other related equivalent qualification. Non-South African students need to apply to SAQA for verification of the equivalence of the entry qualification; AND
  • An average of 65% for the NQF Level 8 qualification;

Work experience

  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of Public Health, Environmental Health, and/or Occupational Health and Safety, of which three years must be in a Management position.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2442 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2442 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    2442 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2442 EUR per year during 24 months.

Total tuition fees: ± R40 880


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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