PgDip Public Health (Online)

Why choose Herts?

Flexible: This course is delivered online to fit in with your work, family, and lifestyle commitments.

Industry Accreditation: Accredited by the Agency for Accreditation of Public Health Education in the European Region, [APHEA] and is delivered in line with public health practice guidance from the Faculty of Public Health.

Employment Prospects: Graduates are currently working as doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and health professionals within the National Health Service improving their practitioner and management careers upon completion of this course.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.

About the course

The range of optional modules offered and the breadth of cases used across the programme will provide opportunities for specialism in the global and local context.

Find out more about funding and how to apply.

Free sample materials

See how online study works and what kind of learning environment and materials you will access as an online student. Access free sample materials

Why choose this course?

This MPH Public Health course combines the work of public health theory, practice and research, with expertise from: Life and Medical Science, Nursing and Social Work and The Business School at the University of Hertfordshire. 

What will I study?

For information about distance learning teaching methods and how online study works, please visit UH Online

Course length

  • Full-time, 1 year
  • Part-time, 2 - 5 years

Key staff

Admissions tutor: Dr Marvelle Brown

Further course information

Course fact sheets
PgCert Public Health (Online) Download
Programme specifications
PgDip Public Health (Online) Download
Additional information

Sandwich placement or study abroad year


Applications open to international and EU students


Student experience

At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

Find out about how we support our students

You can also read our student blogs to find out about life at Herts.

Please note that some of the images and videos on our course pages may have been taken before social distancing rules in the UK came into force.