• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This innovative 100% online Public Health course is taught by some of the world’s leading public health academics at the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King's College London. It has a multidisciplinary study approach, which is highly academic and vocational at the same time.

About

The Public Health programme from King's College London has a multidisciplinary study approach, which is highly academic and vocational at the same time. The knowledge provided can be positively applied to develop and shape health outcomes, and improve the wellbeing of communities.

Access the unparalleled academic excellence from anywhere in the world

Delivered flexibly with the same quality and academic rigour of our on-campus programmes, this online course will provide a critical understanding of public health practice.

For students who wish to focus on certain aspects of Public Health, we also offer two specialisms, in Global Health and Mental Health. 

Whether you’re looking for a career change, career advancement or aiming to specialise, this 100% online master’s programme is ideal for professionals holding relevant medical and non-medical roles. It is also suitable for those seeking employment as graduate research workers, or wishing to progress to doctoral study level.  

Why study a Public Health course at King’s?

  • The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine is one of the largest and most successful centres for research and education in the UK. Our academic excellence is widely recognised.
  • The Faculty has unparalleled expertise in basic, translational and clinical research; analytical and forensic science, asthma and allergy, biophysics and cell biology, cancer, cardiovascular, nutrition and diabetes, genetics, infection and immunology, imaging and biomedical engineering, transplantation immunology, pharmaceutical science, physiology and women’s health.
  • The course's notable academics include Professor Peter Littlejohns, Professor Martin Gulliford, Professor Janet Peacock and Professor Chris McKevitt, all highly regarded in their respective disciplines.
  • You can combine the development of a strong interdisciplinary foundation in public health with an opportunity to develop specialisms in the areas of Global and Mental Health. 

Career Progression:

This course provides:

  • Advanced academic background and qualifications required for leadership roles in public health.
  • Transferable skills and knowledge that can benefit a number of career paths related to public health.
  • Opportunities within research or progression to PhD.
  • An enhanced CV for future job prospects.

Programme Structure

Teaching 

  • This modular course is delivered entirely online allowing students to manage their study time alongside other life commitments. Students will be taught and assessed using a variety of innovative methods designed for distance learning by instructional designers and learning technologists. 
  • Teaching will be delivered through video lectures, webinars, discussion boards and other interactive methods. 
  • Assessment will be made through coursework essays and reports, critical appraisals of published work, self-directed learning activities and other methods tailored for online learning.

Audience

Whether you’re looking for a career change, career advancement or aiming to specialise, this 100% online master’s programme is ideal for professionals holding relevant medical and non-medical roles. It is also suitable for those seeking employment as graduate research workers, or wishing to progress to doctoral study level.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      • MSc: minimum 2 years, maximum 6 years. 
      • PG Dip: minimum 16 months, maximum 4 years. 
      • PG Cert: minimum 8 months, maximum 3 years.
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • MSc: modules totalling 180 credits
    • PG Dip: modules totalling 120 credits
    • PG Cert: modules totalling 60 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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    Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour 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

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours is normally required. 
  • Applicants with a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) will be considered where they offer significant work experience in a related field.
  • A degree level professional qualification in an appropriate subject, normally with some experience in the broad field of public will also be considered.

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

    1365 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1365 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1365 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1365 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • PGCert: £5,460 (4 modules)
  • PGDip: £10,920 (8 modules)
  • MSc: £16,380 (12 modules)

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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