Master of Public Health (MPH) Online

Take charge of your public health career. Study a master’s online at your convenience.

About the programme

Designed to educate emerging health professionals on a wide range of topics, the Master of Public Health from Brunel University London will enhance your career prospects in the public health sector. Offered fully online, this master’s programme provides healthcare professionals with the practical skills to successfully navigate the challenges of the global health environment.  

Our UK-based programme gives international professionals the ability to gain postgraduate credentials for a leading edge in major health organisations. With Brunel, you’ll build an in-depth understanding of health policies, sociological implications, global health concerns, and gain the skills required to address contemporary health issues affecting local governments, health education, the voluntary sector, and more. 

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Leave a legacy

Positive social change means thinking long-term. Develop an awareness of how you can leave a lasting impact on communities through a public health career.

See the bigger picture

The broader your perspective, the greater change you can make. Learn to see the full picture and understand both domestic and global public health challenges and opportunities.

Innovative solutions

Thinking outside the box leads to innovation. Learn to design, develop, and evaluate effective programmes which address public health challenges and breakthroughs

Foster cross-cultural awareness

Different regions face different health challenges. Evaluate biological, environmental, legal, and regulatory factors which affect the health of local and global communities

Steer projects to success

Positive change stems from implementing important ideas. Learn how to effectively devise and deliver health projects on both a domestic and global scale

Become an influential leader

Exceptional leaders inspire change. Develop leadership and communication skills needed to inform, influence, and implement public health policies and programmes

Gain the skills to make a difference

Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a relevant subject for the programme which you are applying.

Non-native speakers of English need either of the following: 

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • TOEFL: 90 (min 20 in all) 
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)

Take the next step 

We are dedicated to bringing world-class education to our community of global online learners. Learn more about our online postgraduate programmes by enquiring now. 

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Start dates: January, May, September

Study mode: Online


Fees: £11,135

Course content

The Master of Public Health online consists of 8 modules worth 15 credits each and the culminating dissertation project: 

  • Behaviour Change and Intervention Design (15 credits)
  • Epidemiology (15 credits)
  • Global Public Health (15 credits)
  • Health Economics (15 credits)
  • Health Policy, Politics and Social Justice (15 credits)
  • Health and Society (15 credits)
  • Public Health Leadership (15 credits)
  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Research Project - Dissertation (60 credits)

Why Study Master of Public Health 

World-renowned faculty

Our knowledgeable and dedicated academics are sought by students and professionals worldwide for their expertise and research

Skills to make an impact

Develop advanced skills to become an outstanding leader in the public health sector 

Your virtual campus

Study from any location and build valuable connections and healthcare solutions with like-minded professionals worldwide

World-renowned faculty
Skills to impact
Virtual Campus of Brunel University.

Course tutor

Our aim is to support the development of students to become leaders in public health. We do this by unlocking their intellectual abilities and transferable skills as well as providing employment opportunities through access to a pool of potential employers.

Dr. Nana Anokye 

Director of Division of Global Public Health

Career Opportunities with Masters of Public Health 

Graduates of this online master’s programme can go on to work in a wide range of rewarding and challenging roles in public health. For UK residents, the MPH can be a great way to gain job-ready skills in your local and national health organisations.  A few examples of the careers our MPH graduates may choose to explore are: 

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Biosecurity Specialist
  • Public Health Manager

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Career support resources at Brunel University

Career support resources

Brunel+ Award 

The Brunel+ Award is designed to give you recognition for the non-academic activities that you participate in during your time here at Brunel.

Brunel PDC (Professional Development Centre) 

Our careers service helps students develop the skills and experience needed to stand out in the international job market.

Open Library 

Online students will have full access to Brunel’s digital library of books, articles, and other electronic resources.

  • Epidemiologist
  • Child Health Specialist
  • Health Informatics Specialist

Our graduates work here



The curriculum of Brunel's Masters of Public Health (MPH) online is validated by Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

Student Testimonial

I'm a clinical researcher manager and I've been doing this for quite a while. And I work remotely as well, so during the pandemic, I thought this would be a great chance to further myself. Brunel was one of the top universities, so I went for it. 

Olusola Abunga,

Master of Public Health (MPH)

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