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Public Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #159 (QS) Bandar Labuan, Malaysia
The world today is facing with challenging health threats consisting of a variety of emerging and remerging diseases. Public health medicine is a discipline of preventing disease and promoting health through the organised efforts and informed choices of society, organisations, public and private, communities and individuals. 
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This programme prepares students to handle these challenges through multidisciplinary methods that fuse the latest public health knowledge, rational thinking and decision making, professionalism, ethic and collaboration. The Master of Public Health offered by Universiti Putra Malaysia will definitely assist students in their attempt to improve the health of the population. The programme covers all major disciplines in public health medicine such as epidemiology, medical statistic, health services management, health promotion, family health, environmental medicine and occupational medicine. This programme seeks to produce medical and health professionals who have strong foundation in the broad field of public health medicine, as well as adequate training and preparation to take up speciality and/or sub speciality discipline of their own choice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coursework and assessment of courses in Public Health Medicine
  • Practical Training of Public Health
  • Elective and elective assessment of Public Health Medicine 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    45 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicant should possess a Medical Degree (MD) or Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgeri (MBBS or MBBCh) or other equivalent medical degree from UPM or other local or international universities approved by the Senate, and
  • Applicant must be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council and has a valid Annual Practising Certificate.
  • International applicants are required to submit relevant equivalent documents for approval by the Senate 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3486 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1743 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 597 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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2400 for national students.

7000 for international students.


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