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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Kaplan - University of Essex Online, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

July 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 8,041

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  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 10% scholarship
Our online Master of Public Health students aren’t just studying a degree – they are changing the world around them. Designed with busy health professionals in mind, this programme will provide you with an ideal foundation to develop as an effective public health professional.
  • Through our programme you’ll gain a critical understanding of the key concepts underlying global public health. You’ll explore a variety of public health areas such as how public health is dealt with across the globe. You’ll be able to discuss the trends in diseases that affect global health and what it means for where you work.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore a broad range of topics including:

  • Contemporary models and strategies to guide the design of effective health promotion activities
  • Public health challenges of interest facing the global population
  • Process of and application of techniques for population health needs assessment
  • The principles and methods of epidemiology with a particular focus on public health perspectives
  • The theory and practice of key personal development skills relevant to the healthcare domain
  • Finally, you’ll get a chance to put what you have learnt into practise when you undertake an independent research project in your dissertation.

Royal Society For Public Health (RSPH) Membership

  • As a leading voice in public health, RSPH provides opportunities for students to maintain up-to-date knowledge, access exclusive resources, explore potential careers and occupations, network with like-minded people, and be recognised as a committed public health professional.
  • All Master of Public Health students will be provided with a 1 year student membership with the RSPH following the completion of their first module. Upon completion of their postgraduate programme with UoEO, students will be eligible to apply for Fellowship of RSPH. If applying before their Student Member status expires, they can upgrade without being charged the upgrade fee.

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2023
  • September 2023
  • October 2023
  • We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.
  • Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.

Academic entry route
In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our Master of Public Health (MPH), you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route
In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our Master of Public Health (MPH), you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least three years’ experience in a relevant health field, supported by appropriate references.

English language requirements

  • As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.
  • You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree
  • The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Health Promotion (20 credits)
  • Topics in Public Health (20 credits)
  • Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting (20 credits)
  • Epidemiology (20 credits)
  • Advanced Practice in Healthcare (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

* These modules are core and must be completed in order to achieve the award.

2021-22 Full course fee**: £11,570 

Full payment discount 

  • When paying for your undergraduate or postgraduate course up-front, we’ll offer you a discount of 10% for students starting their course in the 2020-21 academic year, and 5% for students starting th

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