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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.

For more information about how online study works, funding and how to apply, please visit UH Online.

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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. 

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Course details


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.

Teaching methods

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 years


Level 7

Core Modules

  • Evidence Based Practice - 30 Credits
  • Project Report - 30 Credits
  • Public Health Foundations - 30 Credits
  • Public Health Research and Epidemiology - 30 Credits


  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Conditions - 30 Credits
  • Work Based Learning in Health and Medical Practice - 30 Credits
  • Promoting Health - 30 Credits
  • Leadership for Public Health Practice - 30 Credits
  • Environmental Health and Wellbeing - 30 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £8160 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £680 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £8160 for the 2018/2019 academic year
Part time
  • £680 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Entry requirements...

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:

For candidates who have no formal qualifications, candidates will be required to complete a number of selection activities which may include:

  • Completion of a self-assessment questionnaire based on the competency requirement of the Faculty of Public Health
  • Submission of a short written discussion about a public health peer reviewed article (which will be supplied to the candidate)
  • Participation in an interview (via Skype)

Supporting documents required

  • Copies of the front and back of your undergraduate degree transcript and certificate
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent - you should have a score of 7.0 overall if presenting an IELTS test)
  • Mathematics GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • A substantial personal statement about why you want to study this programme, what you hope to gain from the course and where you see your future development taking your career.
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport
  • 1 academic or professional reference

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How to apply


Start DateEnd DateLink
17/09/201830/09/2019Apply online (Distance (Full Time))
17/09/201830/09/2019Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
14/01/201931/01/2020Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


Start DateEnd DateLink
23/09/201930/09/2020Apply online (Distance (Full Time))
23/09/201930/09/2020Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
20/01/202031/01/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))