Taught course

Public Health

University of Essex Online · University of Essex Online

Entry requirements

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.

In order to satisfy the Work Experience Entry Route requirements you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least 5 years’ relevant senior level work experience.

Months of entry

February, June, October

Course content

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health provides a deeper understanding of public health by incorporating the key topic of epidemiology.

You will build upon the essential knowledge gained from units within the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health.

The knowledge and skills you develop in this course will help you to develop confidence in measuring and interpreting population level data, which will combine to support your ability to assess priorities, promote public health and consider the wider determinants of population health.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


16 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
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