Health and Human Sciences Masters Degrees


Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health course


Location: Online
Qualification: PG Dip Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 16 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £6,000 - 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 Diploma in Public Health online

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 and explore core epidemiological concepts of the measurement of disease and the interpretation of population level health information. 

Why study this subject?

The knowledge and skills you will 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 through completion of your choice of two of our optional modules. Tailoring study options is a key benefit of this course, one that will allow focus on your key areas of interest, current employment or employment pursuits.

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 Dip Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 16 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £6,000 - 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 Diploma in Public Health is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 120 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:


* These modules are core and must be completed in order to achieve the award.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Dip Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 16 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £6,000 - 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 Diploma in Public Health online course can be studied over a period of time up to two years to suit your individual circumstances. The core components of the course ensure that you acquire the essential attributes and skills commensurate with the level of studies and award.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online Postgraduate Diploma 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 Diploma 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

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health course includes both compulsory and optional modules, so you can tailor the content of your course to more closely fit your interests and aspirations.

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the course 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 Diploma in Public Health, you will be invited to progress onto the Master of Public Health qualification.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Dip Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 16 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £6,000 - 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 an Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health graduate, you will have gained an advanced knowledge of public health theory and the methodologies behind its implementation, which will allow for further progression in your existing public health role or for entry into the industry. You will also be able to seamlessly progress onto our Master of Public Health course.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Dip Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 16 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £6,000 - 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 Diploma in 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 Dip Public Health
Mode of study: Part-time
Indicative duration: 16 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £6,000 - 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 Diploma Public Health online

You can apply to study for the Postgraduate Diploma 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.