Health and Human Sciences Masters Degrees


Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health course


Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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About the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health online

The Postgraduate Certificate 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. 

This course will provide you with an introduction to modern public health. You will explore contemporary issues facing population health, develop skills in assessing health needs and priority setting and understand the theory and evidence of promoting public health.

Why study this subject?

The knowledge and skills you will develop will help to expand your sphere of influence in a current health role or provide a base from which to explore employment opportunities in a public health setting. If you pass the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health successfully, and feel confident to continue with your studies, we will give you the option to enrol on further modules to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or the full Master of Public Health programme.

Funding for health professionals

Please see our tuition fee discounts and scholarships page for information on possible sources of funding.

Related courses

Please contact a member of the admissions team for more information.

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Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

Studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health online offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access.

All of our online Masters courses have an indicative study duration which indicates the length of time it should take you to complete your studies.

It is possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules (dependent on module availability) at certain times during your course, however minimum study durations apply.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health course utilises a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. Studying is carried out entirely online and the programme of study can fit around your work and personal commitments.

You will be supported throughout your Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health programme by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Methods of assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the MPH will be based on a combination of written assignments, engagement in online discussion forums and the completion of a dissertation based on an individual research project.

You will be able to see your current provisional marks from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your Masters course.

We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform;
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date;
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams;
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser; and
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria.

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health qualification, you will be given the opportunity to progress on to the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or the full Master of Public Health programme.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get your Public Health qualification regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

As a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health graduate, you will be introduced to some advanced public health theory that will assist you in securing more roles within the industry. If you already work within the sector the qualification will demonstrate to your existing employer that you are eager to develop. Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate course, you will be able to seamlessly progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our Postgraduate Certificate of Public Health:

1. Academic Entry Route

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

  • An undergraduate degree in a health-related field from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

Or

  • An undergraduate degree in a non-health related field from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

2. Open Entry Route

We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Open Entry Route.

In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for this course you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least 3 years' relevant work experience.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.
  • An ability to study at postgraduate level, evidenced by work-based training or a CPD portfolio.

Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience, CPD and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.

21 day money back guarantee

If you enrol on our Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Apply now to study the Postgraduate Certificate Public Health online

You can apply to study for the Postgraduate Certificate Public Health online by downloading our online digital application form here.

If you need any further information about our courses, or you have any other queries, please contact our admissions team.