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 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.
Royal Society For Public Health (RSPH) Membership
University of Essex Online (UoEO) recognises the value of engaging with external professional bodies to support the personal development of our students. As such, all Master of Public Health students will be provided with a 1 year student membership with the RSPH following the completion of their first module. As a leading voice in public health, RSPH provides opportunities for students to maintain up-to-date knowledge, access exclusive resources, explore potential careers and occupations, network with like-minded people, and be recognised as a committed public health professional. Upon completion of their postgraduate programme with UoEO, students will be eligible to apply for Fellowship of RSPH: if applying before their Student Member status expires, they can upgrade without being charged the upgrade fee.