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Master of Public Health (MPH)

  • APPLY BY : 15 Apr 2024
  • NEXT START DATE : 29 Apr 2024
  • TOTAL FEES : £7,500
  • PROGRAMME DURATION : 24 Months

Why QMU

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Flexible online master’s programmes

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Study from anywhere, anytime

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Pay per module

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Six starts per year

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Top 3 in Scotland and Top 10 in UK for Nursing*

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100% of research in Nursing and Allied Health Professions rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'**

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Benefit from our links to vibrant city of Edinburgh

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About the programme

The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme at Queen Margaret University aims to prepare students to work in the field of public health in the UK and beyond. This programme is led by the Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD) and taught by the diverse and experienced staff of the School of Health Sciences at QMU. Utilising both a health systems and a community approach, the MPH programme will prepare students with the critical analytical skills, as well as the theoretical knowledge, needed for professional public health work in both the public and private sectors.

The freedom and flexibility to study from anywhere, anytime

The Master’s programmes are delivered entirely online and can be studied from anywhere in the world, with no need to ever attend campus. They have been carefully designed to fit around the busy schedules of working professionals, ensuring that work and family commitments need not be reasons to put your ambitions on hold. You can study whilst continuing in your current role and immediately apply what you learn to your professional context. 

Our online degrees are affordable, and you can either pay for your full degree programme in advance or pay per module to spread the cost. If you’re based in the UK, government postgraduate loans are available to cover the full costs of the course. Tuition fee payment is required before the registration deadline, and you can't access the course materials until fees are paid. Tuition fees are paid online using a debit or credit card.

Master of Public Health: £7,500

After successfully completing this programme, there are several career opportunities that you can pursue. Some of them are:
  • Health Promotion Coordinator
  • Health Policy Adviser
  • Health Improvement Coordinator
  • Public Health Researcher
  • Public Health Manager
  • Public Health Academic
  • Public Health Practitioner
  • Epidemiologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Healthcare Administrator
Before starting your course you will need the following
Admission requirements
A recognised undergraduate or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor Honours degree qualification. This includes 3rd class honours degrees.

We may also consider applicants who do not hold a recognised degree but who can demonstrate at least two years of relevant work experience - professional, managerial or supervisory role.
English language requirements

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Complete our quick and easy application form to start your online master’s within weeks.