The world faces a growing list of public health challenges—from the impact of new technologies on public health management, the outbreaks of infectious diseases and the risks of legal drugs to environmental issues, nutritional problems and ageing populations—as well as a shortage of skilled public health workers.*
To address these challenges and more, organisations and communities need well-trained, experienced public health professionals who can plan and implement effective public health solutions.
Our Master of Public Health (MPH) programme, delivered 100% online, seeks to equip you with the critical thinking and decision making skills you need to advance your career in public health and become an agent of positive change.
Through this interdisciplinary programme, you can gain an understanding of global public health issues and explore theories and practices that will help you prepare to address the public health needs of your community and around the world.
*World Health Statistics 2012, World Health Organization
The term “accreditation” is used differently in different education systems around the world. In the UK, universities have an accreditation status by virtue of degree-awarding powers (recognised bodies) through an Act of Parliament.
Maintaining high academic standards is central to Roehampton’s vision. As a UK-based institution, the University complies with the academic standards set by the UK government’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). These standards are the same for all programmes — undergraduate, postgraduate and research-based — whether delivered online or on campus.
Our online MPH consists of 180 academic credits, which is made up of seven modules (20 credits each) followed by your Research Project (40 credits). You’ll have 12 weeks to complete each module and 26 weeks to finish your Research Project.
Learning model and programme structure
Each of the Roehampton Online masters programmes has been designed to help you move forward in your life and follows the same basic structure.
Every online programme is made up of seven modules and a research project. Every module lasts 12 weeks. You then have a break of approximately two weeks before resuming your studies. Your research project is much like a dissertation, in which all previous leaning culminates in an academic research paper.
Modules equate to 20 academic credits while your research project carries 40 credits – but you have 26 weeks to complete that part of your programme.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
Our online degree programmes are aimed at adults looking to further their education and enhance their career prospects. So work experience is an important factor when choosing the most suitable applicants for a course.
If you already hold a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for full admission to one of our programmes.
Even if you don't have a suitable bachelor's degree, you can still be eligible if you have enough relevant work experience. If so, you can be conditionally admitted. As long as you pass the first module, you'll then be granted full admission.
To learn more, request information and one of our enrolment advisor can provide information specific to your situation.
In offering an all-inclusive tuition fee,* Roehampton Online aims to ensure that you don’t encounter hidden costs during your studies. The cost of tuition includes your course materials, e-books, library access, technology fees and personal support, as well as additional career-enhancing services.
Roehampton Online also offers a range of payment plans to help you pay at a pace that best suits you.
Request information to learn more about the tuition fees for your specific programme.
* The all-inclusive tuition fee means that there are no added costs for books, library access, technology fees or your application. This fee is subject to change over the life of your programme
All our programmes are taught in English. So to get the most out of your course, you’ll need a good standard of written English. Request information and an enrolment advisor can talk to you about English requirements and how to apply.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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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