Global Public Health Leadership

MPH or PGDip or PGCert

Key facts

Start dates

January 2023 / September 2023 / January 2024 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 12 months

Part time: 2-5 years


Distance learning


Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development


Our Master of Public Health (MPH) prepares you for key roles in the applied promotion and implementation of public health projects. It will develop you as a public health leader in the global context of practice.

Our course is rooted in public health evidence and focuses on developing real-life and employment-ready skills. You will learn to respond to a changing and challenging environment as well as gain the required:

  • knowledge
  • skills
  • critical awareness
  • and integrated understanding of leadership.

You will develop practice and theorise professional and organisational development, while learning in a supportive environment.

You will take eight, interactive distance-learning modules, so you can study at a pace suited to you. While gaining key leadership skills as you continue in your practice community or public health employment context. Each module has an introductory study skills refresher unit.

We also offer a similar course taught on-campus.

To find out more about our MPH programmes, please refer to the recording of our recent Postgraduate Virtual Open Day.

Specific entry requirements

Students require a level 6 degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent, and an interest in public health that is demonstrated either in the application / personal statement.

Students must be confident in using a computer or similar device to browse websites, send emails, produce documents and upload files. Their computers or devices must have access to the Internet and Google Meet, and we recommend the following minimum standards for your device:

– Processor: 1.0 GHz or faster
– Memory 1GB RAM or more
– Running a recent version of Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh or Linux or Google Chrome or Google Android operating systems
– Internet download speed: 0.5 Mbps or faster
– Internet upload speed: 0.2 Mbps or faster.