Online Master of Public Health

University College Cork
3 opinions

€ 12,898 - (Rs 9,09,694)

Important information

  • Master
  • Online
  • Duration:
    19 Months

Whether you are looking for a career that will enable you to influence the health and wellbeing of populations at a local, national or international level, you can unlock this opportunity with an online Master of Public Health at University College Cork (UCC).

There is an increasing demand for highly trained public health specialists and we’re meeting this need by offering an online Master of Public Health designed to offer multi-disciplinary academic and experiential development, whatever your professional background.

With the commitment of our acclaimed teaching staff, we’ll give you the necessary skills to ignite your passions and help you develop a meaningful future in public health.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

The main objective of the Master of Public Health is to provide you with the knowledge and skills that you need in order to work professionally in public health. In order to achieve this goal, our programme emphasises the use of evidence-based healthcare and practice and enables students to cover as many as possible major public health issues. Our programme is also focused on putting the public health principles into effect.

Is this course for me?

This online master is designed for those who want to further develop a career that influences health and wellbeing of populations.

Requirements: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree.


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What I would highlight I am presently a postgraduate student at the University of Birmingham studying for an Online Masters in Public Administration. I chose this course because it will help me to undertake my present role in a more professional manner and give me a better understanding of how public services can and should be delivered. Being in full-time employment I do not have the time to study a traditional campus-based course and studying online at the University of Birmingham’s gives me an opportunity to learn in my own free time and, hopefully, achieve my ambition to attain a Masters degree. This online course has many advantages which include being able to study from the comfort of my own home, at times of my own choosing, with all the appropriate readings for each lesson available online. I also have the opportunity to get to interact with fellow ‘classmates’ via discussion forums and online webinars.

What could be improved Nothing negative.

Course taken: June 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight [I]n a Country like Nigeria (where there is great divide between the government and its citizens), many policies which are created are not communicated to majority of the population. I am passionate about learning these policies to help and fight for helpless people. I chose to study at the University of Birmingham because I wanted the best school for my studies. That and with the flexible online offering, I can keep my job and continue to earn as I study.

What could be improved No bad aspects.

Course taken: June 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What I would highlight Studying this Master of Public Health (MPH) made me realise how many public health issues we have to deal with every day. Since enrolling I have been more aware of issues that would have never concerned me. I enjoyed studying this master as it has a multidisciplinary approach taught by experts in research and practice. The fact that this course is online means that you have the opportunity of interacting with students from so many different backgrounds. I really enjoyed this experience. The programme of the master is also well structured because it covers a wide range of public health topics under health promotion, health protection and epidemiology.

What could be improved Nothing bad!

Course taken: September 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Health Management
Public Health
Health Administration
Health and Social Care
Care Management
Medication Handling
Health Psychology
Health Insurance
Infectious diseases
Health Promotion
Epidemiology research
Health Protection

Course programme

Course Modules:

  • Introduction to Public Health (10 Credits)
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Epidemiology (10 Credits)
  • Public Health Core Principles and Overview (10 Credits)
  • Health Promotion and Advocacy in Public Health (10 Credits)
  • Principles and Practice of Multi-Disciplinary Health Protection (10 Credits)
  • Introduction to Social Research in Public Health (10 Credits)
  • Microbiology, the Environment and Infectious Disease (10 Credits)
  • Final Research Project: Master of Public Health Dissertation (20 Credits)