Taught course

Global Master of Public Health

Imperial College London · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in science subject or an MBBS medical degree. Suitable applicants are likely to be those with a background in medicine, health sciences, biological sciences or environmental sciences. Mature applicants with relevant academic or professional experience will also be considered.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

Whether you’ve already had extensive experience in the public health field or you’re seeking a high-impact and useful career, this new online degree aims to turn you into a leader in this field.

You will have the chance to learn from Imperial experts who are shaping global health policy. This includes researchers who led the most recent fight against the Ebola epidemic, described as the largest, most severe and most complex in the nearly four-decade history of the disease.

As a university ranked in the global top 10, we offer a curriculum that is rooted in evidence-based research skills. It’s a style of learning that relies on learning by discovery, rather than simply memorising facts. The result is graduates who are equipped with knowledge and a transferable set of skills to be able to make a unique contribution in protecting and improving public health.

Who the course is for

This course is aimed at students from a variety of different backgrounds in medicine, health policy, academic research and others. They may represent different professional backgrounds but there is one common thread: The calling to help make the world healthier and safer for all.

What you study

You study biostatistics, epidemiology and health systems, and hone your research skills by exploring issues that affect your own community. Each academic year is divided into three terms.

The Global Master of Public Health programme will be delivered as a fully online degree, via Coursera.

Information for international students

Important information for applicants fom Iran, Sudan, Crimea, Cuba, Syria and North Korea

Our Global Master of Public Health programme is delivered fully online via our platform partner, Coursera. United States export control regulations prevent Coursera from offering services and content to users in certain countries or regions. More information about which countries or regions are affected can be found on Coursera’s website.

Coursera must enforce these restrictions in order to remain in compliance with US law and, for that reason, we advise that all interested applicants check this information before applying to the programme. As a result, we are not able to consider applications for the programme for those who wish to study the programme from within these countries.

If any interested applicants have any queries regarding the above, please contact: gmph-queries@imperial.ac.uk

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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