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Master of Public Health

University College London (UCL)

12 months
16500 GBP/year
16500 GBP/year
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Build the foundations of a meaningful career in public health with this innovative online Master of Public Health degree at University College London (UCL). Taught by a university with a world-leading reputation in health, you’ll get to grips with global challenges and be ready to deliver solutions.


A programme sitting at the leading edge of public health, our Master of Public Health degree at University College London (UCL) will equip you with the skills to make a difference to public health in a multitude of contexts.

This programme harnesses the expertise of public health academics, leaders, practitioners, and people with lived experience. Enabling you to bring world-class learning to your future employment, the MPH degree blends classical epidemiology with an innovative interdisciplinary approach. This is rooted in the recognition that our health is shaped by the world around us.

Where we live, learn and work, the food we eat, the way we travel, and even the way our taxes are spent, all affects our health. That’s why this programme brings together different disciplines, from social sciences to the built environment, to help you explore the big picture.


As a graduate of this programme, you can expect to gain employment in local, regional or national governments, in the healthcare sector or in non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Roles include public health practitioners, policy analysts, intelligence officers and advisors.

In particular, you may find yourself working on health improvement programmes, in health protection remits such as preventing outbreaks of infectious diseases, or on initiatives to ensure equal access to health services and medicines. As public health is relevant to many other sectors, ranging from engineering to urban planning, you can also apply your learning across a variety of other roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Public Health
  • Applied Epidemiology
  • Statistics for Public Health
  • Health Improvement Theory and Practice
  • Health Systems Organisation, Economics, and Policy
  • Health Protection
  • Leadership and Management for Public Health
  • Applied Quantitative Methods for Public Health
  • Qualitative, Mixed, and Participatory Research Methods
  • Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Policy
  • Urban Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of upper second-class degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (social, life, biomedical or clinical sciences).
  • All applicants must show evidence of numeracy (e.g. AS/A level Mathematics/Statistics or at least one mathematical/statistics/quantitative module with a first class or 2:1 mark in the module or overseas equivalent).
  • Candidates who do not meet the academic standard and/or subject backgrounds but who have more than two years relevant professional experience (can be a combination of voluntary and paid work) may be considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 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.

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