Taught course

Global Public Health

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care

Entry requirements

A UK Honours Degree or equivalent

International students
Applicants will be required to demonstrate the University standard of English language (IELTS) at Level 6.5 prior to commencement on a course. Students who do not meet this criterion will be advised to seek support from ALS English language programme prior to commencement of the course.

Selection Process
Candidates should normally have a good first degree or equivalent and be working, or hope to work, within any area of the public health arena. They do not necessarily need a professional qualification for access to the course but do need to demonstrate a strong interest in public health and local health improvement.

Candidates with a third class honours, or ordinary (pass) degree plus a minimum of one year of relevant post-graduate work experience, will be considered on an individual basis. Candidates who do not have a first degree, but have relevant work experience, may be able to gain access to the course by completing a Non Graduate Entry Profile demonstrating, and reflecting on, achievement of generic undergraduate learning outcomes through experiential learning.

Admission to the Course with Non-Traditional entry
Non graduates may gain entry to the course by clearly demonstrating on their application that their qualifications and experience are equivalent to an Honours degree.

Admission with Credit
Applicants seeking admission with credit (either APCL or APEL) are referred initially to the AP(E)L Advisor for the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care.

Important additional notes

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2021, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning. Our website also has general information for new students about starting university in 2021-22.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@aru.ac.uk for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain the knowledge and skills you need for a public health career worldwide. From epidemiological research to addiction and disease, policy-making to migration and mental health, this course covers the key concepts.

Across the globe, the increasing demand for healthcare alongside the reduction in funding for healthcare systems means there is an increased need for a trained, effective workforce of public health professionals.

Globally, the field of public health is ever-expanding, particularly in the context of increased migration, conflict, natural disasters, and infectious disease outbreaks.

Covid-19 and Ebola, health inequality, debate about conflict, vaccine hesitancy and the role of the state in health: public health is constantly in the news – and our MPH will equip you to meet these challenges.

Fees and funding

UK students
£14,300 (Full-time, per year)
International students
£15,000 (Full-time, per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

ARU Applicant Enquiries Team