University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Public Health

This 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 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 in areas including: Commissioning and leadership; management of the double burden of communicable and non-communicable conditions; primary care; child health; health system approaches to improving public health outcomes and addressing health inequalities.

Entry requirements

A recent 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent. Or relevant experience in the area public health may be considered in place of a degree. GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics with minimum grade C. Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.

Course modules

Modules include: Public health foundations; evidence based practice; project report; public health research and epidemiology. Optional modules: leadership in practice; child health; communicable and non-communicable conditions; business planning for commissioning; systems approach to health policy and management; public health and the primary care practitioner; promoting health.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on assignments and online tests.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPH Online study - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

Key information

UH Online