Taught course

Public Health

University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or other related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Public Health is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the efforts of society.

This is the ideal programme if you are a professional or new to the subject and you wish to address today’s problems in public health.

Gain an Master of Public Health (MPH) degree over a year of online study by studying full time from home, without the uncertainty and risk of travel during the pandemic.

This programme is taught by online distance learning; a well-established approach to learning and teaching which has been a particular specialism of the University of Edinburgh over the last 10 years.

You will gain an understanding of how different scientific disciplines can be used to investigate and then develop the best professional practice in epidemiology, public health and social science, ethics and health.

As we already run a well established and highly commended part time MPH online, we have the experience and skills to offer high quality teaching in an online environment.

Online programmes are of equal value to on-campus programmes. Our online learning platform enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or work place.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)131 650 3227