Master of Public Health (MPH)

Can be taken anytime (2 years)
Course Type
Professional Training Course
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Course Fee

Course Overview

This 100% online and part-time Master of Public Health programme is designed for working professionals looking to develop their career prospects with a recognised qualification from a top UK university, whilst continuing to work. The MPH degree program explores the public health sector and an in-depth understanding of the key concepts and frameworks that govern public health. The MPH program is highly comprehensive and provides the opportunity to complete an independent research project.

Who should take this course

This course is ideally suited for health professionals who are already involved in public health sector, but is also open to anyone with an interest in this subject.

Career options after graduation

This MPH will provide you with a thorough understanding of Public Health in the 21st century and provide an ideal foundation upon which to develop as an effective public health professional.


Master of Public Health (MPH) validated by University of Essex

Course content

The MPH course is the most comprehensive of our Public Health programmes and the course culminates in the completion of a dissertation research project where you will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice and demonstrate your ability to undertake independent research. The MPH will provide you with a thorough understanding of Public Health in the 21st century and provide an ideal foundation upon which to develop as an effective public health professional. The modules of the course are:

  • Topics in Public Health
  • Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting
  • Health Promotion
  • Epidemiology
  • A selection of optional modules
  • Research Design and Critical Appraisal
  • Dissertation

About Course Provider

Who we are

Our mission is to make education accessible to everyone, everywhere, by delivering quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. All of our courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider and part of Kaplan, Inc., the UK’s leading global provider of diverse education and training.

Our courses

All of our courses are 100% online and part-time. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in topics such as business, law, psychology, criminology, health and our ever-popular MBA.

Our programmes are developed by industry leaders and subject experts and all module content is tailored specifically to promote maximum engagement while learning online. University of Essex Online students will benefit from receiving all the support students normally receive on campus, plus the invaluable benefit of flexibility. Our recorded lectures, access to eBooks (included in the price of your fees) and online class discussion forums mean that you can fit your study around your work, family and other commitments.

Support we offer

All of our students have a dedicated Student Support Adviser who acts as a first point of contact, and mentor. Students also receive regular and prompt academic feedback from their tutors. We have consistently received outstanding overall student satisfaction ratings from the independent National Student Survey, scoring an average of 92% across all five years.

Fees and funding

Our fees are the same for all students and in order to make it more affordable, we offer simple monthly payment plans to spread the cost of your studies. Alternatively, our students can benefit from 10% discount if they pay the full course fee up-front.

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