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Public Health (part-time) (Online Learning) PgCert

Public Health (part-time) (Online Learning) PgCert

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3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Flexible Learning Design

Course type


Course Summary

The Master of Public Health (MPH) online programme is based on a longstanding tradition of academic teaching and research in public health at the University of Edinburgh.

Public health is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the efforts of society.

Who this programme is for

Whether you are already a working professional in this area, or new to the subject, this Master of Public Health (MPH) is the ideal programme for those wishing to address today's problems in public health.

Our MPH programme provides you with an understanding of how different scientific disciplines can be used to investigate and then develop the best professional practice in epidemiology, public health and the social science of health.

The programme is designed to provide an entry point to either the public health profession or public health research for those new to the subject, but also to provide sufficient depth for the benefit of existing public health professionals.

Career opportunities

The programme will equip you with an extensive Public Health knowledge which will improve employment prospects in the evolving public health arena.

The Masters can also offer a good basis for further study in the form of a PhD or Professional Doctorate.


This is the first course that students enrolled on the Master of Public Health (online) programme will take. It will introduce students to the principles, concepts and values that underlie a public health approach to protecting and improving the health of populations, with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or other related discipline.