Public Health, MPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

The range of optional modules offered and the breadth of cases used across the MPH Public Health programme from The University of Hertfordshire will provide opportunities for specialism in the global and local context in areas including:

  • Commissioning and leadership
  • Management of the double burden of communicable and non-communicable conditions
  • Primary care
  • Child health
  • Health system approaches to improving public health outcomes and addressing health inequalities.

Careers

This programme is designed for students who wish to develop their careers in the field of public health practice, management or research, as well as practitioners and managers already in the field, who wish to enhance their career development.

The online MPH course is tailored implicitly towards the needs of diverse health professionals including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and allied health, social care and environmental health professionals, as well as the wider public health workforce in the non-governmental sector.The programme supports managerial, policy and practitioner career pathways.

Programme Structure

Level 7 Core Modules
  • Evidence Based Practice 
  • Project Report 
  • Public Health Foundations 
  • Public Health Research and Epidemiology
Optional
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Conditions 
  • Promoting Health 
  • Leadership for Public Health Practice 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

  • A recent 2.2 honours degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent. Or relevant experience in the area public health may be considered in place of a degree.
  • GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics with minimum grade C.

Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency.

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! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8160 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8160 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £680 per 15 credits.

Funding

There is a range of financial support available for UK and EU students. The financial support available to you depends on various different factors such as whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, where you live and whether you want to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

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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