Master of Public Health (Online)

Why choose Herts?

  • Flexible: This course is delivered online to fit in with your work, family, and lifestyle commitments.
  • Industry Accreditation: We are validated by the European Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). The course 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.
  • MPH Public Health (on-campus), Extended Placement, and Advanced Research pathway options available for this course.

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 more information about how to apply, funding and how online study works.

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. 

The University of Hertfordshire was ranked 2nd in the East of England for Social Policy (2023 Complete University Guide).

What will I study?

Course length

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

Key staff

Admissions tutor: Dr Marvelle Brown

  • Level 7
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Evidence Based Practice 30 Credits Compulsory
    Project Report 30 Credits Compulsory
    Public Health Foundations 30 Credits Compulsory
    Public Health Research and Epidemiology 30 Credits Compulsory
    Communicable and Non-Communicable Conditions 30 Credits Compulsory
    Work Based Learning in Health and Medical Practice 30 Credits Optional
    Promoting Health 30 Credits Optional
    Leadership for Public Health Practice 30 Credits Optional
    Environmental Health and Wellbeing 30 Credits Optional
    Addressing Internet Addictive Behaviour- A Public Health Concern 30 Credits Optional
    Physical Activity and Nutrition for Public Health 30 Credits Optional
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    Master of Public Health (Online) Download
    Programme specifications
    Master of Public Health (Online) Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year


    Applications open to international and EU students


    The content is interesting and is assisting me in my current job in a NHS GP Practice.

    Katie Gallagher

    Public Health MPH

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