12 months
15000 USD/year
12382 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Public Health from The University of the West Indies was developed in response to expressed training needs of the region to develop practitioners who are proficient in public health disciplines such as epidemiology, health promotion and public health leadership.


Public Health from The University of the West Indies utilises a population-based approach to explore population health and wellness. Topics to be covered include: 

  • Analytical skill development: Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methods. 
  • Social and behavioural influences and health service delivery: Primary Health Care, Family Health, Environmental Health and Health Promotion. 
  • Management Sciences as applied to health care and communities


  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Medical Officer of Health
  • Chief Public Health Nurse
  • Health Disaster Coordinator
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Health advocate
  • Research project manager
  • Health and lifestyle consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Computing for Public Health

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


41 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Management Sciences or relevant professional qualifications at the graduate or post- graduate level. Applicants may be required to participate in an interview. It should be noted that Grade 1 or 2 in “O” level Mathematics (or equivalent) is a pre-requisite for the Epidemiology and Biostatistics courses.
  •  A current CV, two (2) referee reports, academic transcript and letter of intent should accompany the application
  • Application Processing Fee (BDS $30 for applicants from  contributing countries OR US $30 for applicants from a non-contributing countries)
  • Birth Certificate (certified or notarized copy)
  • Two (2) Referee reports (PDF)
  • Professional Certificates/Diplomas
  • Marriage Certificate (where applicable) (certified or notarised copy)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    12382 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12382 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

BDS$25,000 for national students. 

Living costs for Bridgetown

1960 - 2590 BBD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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