Public Health Online Learning

University of Aberdeen

Master Online
24 months
925 GBP/module
925 GBP/module
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Our fully online Master of Public Health Online Learning offered at University of Aberdeen provides a flexible programme that can be individually tailored to meet your needs across a wide range of core and elective courses to support the professional development of a broad range of public health related careers and/or the pursuit of a postgraduate academic career.


Public Health Online Learning programme at University of Aberdeen is delivered fully online providing you with a flexible learning solution that allows you to fit your studies around your career and personal life. The MPH online covers the key topics required for professional accreditation in public health that are relevant to both international and UK students.

Our MPH online is taught by experienced tutors from a broad range of disciplines including epidemiology, statistics, qualitative research, public health, health informatics, health economics, nutrition and clinical trials. Tutors include both renowned academics and expert practitioners. Online learning is enriched by interaction with other students from varied clinical, non-clinical, professional and cultural backgrounds.

Our MPH online offers a substantial range of elective options to allow you to tailor your learning to your needs and includes a flexible project component enabling you to gain experience oriented towards either the development of a professional career in public health practice or the pursuit of an academic career.


Completing the MPH at the University of Aberdeen will equip you with broad Public Health knowledge and essential research skills relevant for application in both academic and workplace practitioner environments, including:

Career in Public Health Sector: Pursue a career in world ranking academic research institutions for projects commissioned by coordinating authorities of health such as WHO, Ministries of Health and NGOs. You will be able do this by developing a critical awareness of the wide public health domains and demonstrating evidence based knowledge.

Influence Public Health policy: Influence public health policies through independent research with publication in peer reviewed journals; and contribute to translating research evidence to practice in professional and health authority settings.

Become an independent researcher: Identify research priorities and goals set by global and national health authorities. You will learn to address these priorities by understanding the key concepts of Public Health through taught courses and formulating research questions, developing appropriate research methodology, conducting research, analysing data and writing a report.

A pathway to a PhD and/or Public Health role: With its emphasis on a knowledge of relevant research disciplines, skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, critical thinking and scientific writing - an MPH is a common entry pathway to undertaking further research including a health-related PhD.

Public health is a very broad area of activity and we welcome student applications from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. Although some previous exposure to the broader aspects of health is required, undertaking this MPH online does not require any particular clinical or specialist knowledge. Students from a broad range of backgrounds have successfully completed our MPH programme. These have included: medical students, nurses, political scientists, policy makers, healthcare managers, physicians, surgeons, dentists, psychologists, microbiologists, nutritionists, social workers, health educationalists, biologists, pharmacologists, biomedical scientists and engineers.

 MPH is also available to study full-time on campus. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Research Design 
  • Introduction to Online Learning
  • Public Health in Action 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Applicants will usually possess a health-related Honours degree (at a 2:2 level or at least 60%) or be able to demonstrate evidence of equivalent experience in health care practice or research. Students from non-health backgrounds who have Honours degrees (as above) in science, social science or humanities subjects and who are interested in a public health related career will also be considered for the programme.

Document Requirements

  • an up-to-date CV/Resumé
  •  Degree Certificate
  •  Degree Transcript
  •  Personal Statement
  • two reference letters 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    925 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 925 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    925 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 925 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.

This programme is charged on a modular basis. The fee quoted is per 15 credits.


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!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Public Health Online Learning
University of Aberdeen