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.

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

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Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 Master of Public Health (Online)
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 Master of Public Health (Online) 2018 Programme specification 2 Master of Public Health (Online)

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

Katie Gallagher

Public Health MPH

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
    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 Optional
    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
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £8650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £720 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £8650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £720 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Fees 2020

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £9080 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £755 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £9080 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £755 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 academic year

    For more details about fees and funding please visit UH Online's fees page

    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:

    • A good Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or relevant experience in the area of public health may be considered in place of a degree.
    • GCSE (or equivalent) in English with minimum grade C or IELTS score of 7.0 (minimum of 6.5 in any band).
    • GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics with minimum grade C.
    • Access to computer equipment with the following minimum specification.

    Find out more about International entry requirements.

    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

    View our simple steps to a successful application

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Online - Full Time, 1 Years
    • Online - Part Time, 2 Years
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield


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    20/01/202031/01/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


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    23/09/202030/09/2021Apply online (Distance (Full Time))
    23/09/202030/09/2021Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
    20/01/202131/01/2022Apply online (Distance (Part Time))


    Start DateEnd DateLink
    23/09/202130/09/2022Apply online (Distance (Full Time))
    23/09/202130/09/2022Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
    20/01/202231/01/2023Apply online (Distance (Part Time))
    Study online
    We welcome applications from international and EU students