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A Fully Online Master Degree in Public Health

A fully online Master degree from the first university in the European Union to earn a 5-Star rating for online/ distance learning.

  • Addresses critical policy issues and public health challenges in developed and developing countries
  • Study full-time or part-time, flexibly and at your own pace
  • Ideal for working professionals and new graduates
  • Opportunity to sample programme through a free       1-week trial
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Featured Faculty

“In an era of rapid development and population growth, it is essential that public health is a major priority for all governments globally, from the most developed countries to the least.[…]”

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Kyriakos S. Markides, Professor of Aging Studies, Editor of the Journal of Aging and Health
“The complex problems we face, from obesity to climate change and planetary health, require innovative and interdisciplinary solutions. Gaining a public health perspective will be an asset in any career you pursue, […]”

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Behrooz Behbod, Consultant in Public Health Medicine
“Public health is all around us. During the last century life expectancy for the average person has increased by more than 30 years, mainly through key public health actions such as vaccinations, […]”

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Ourania Kolokotroni, Chair of the Department of Primary Care and Population Health
“The University of Nicosia’s Master of Public Health programme is designed to cover the main pillars of public health and also offers the opportunity to specialise in topics such as global ageing and health, […] ”

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Alexandros Heraclides, Programme Director

Cutting-Edge Online Learning

The programme is conducted completely online, with three courses delivered over 14 weeks each semester on an e-Learning Environment (Moodle), which includes multiple embedded synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, such as webinars, online chats, discussion fora and wikis. In addition, recorded lectures are designed to enhance student interactivity and active learning by including engaging slides with clickable tabs, interactive quizzes, drag-and-drop activities, matching activities and opinion polls.

Our programme follows standardised and validated pedagogical approaches, ensuring constant tutor-student interaction (webinars, online chats, discussion fora), student to student interaction (online chats, discussion fora, wikis), and student-material interaction (recorded lectures, additional resources).

Flexible Learning Tailored to Your Needs

Our dynamic programme is tailored to the needs of fulltime working professionals and new graduates. By choosing the number of courses per semester, students have the opportunity to determine their time schedule, study pace and workload. In addition, the distance learning mode, comprising online interactive lectures, tutorials, activities, and assignments, allows study outside normal working hours, as well as autonomy and control.

The MPH programme is delivered over 3 semesters (18 months full-time, or up to 4 years part-time) and features 6 core courses and 3 elective courses, from a selection of 8 electives.

Programme Overview

Public Health refers to all organised measures aimed at preventing disease, promoting health and prolonging healthy life. Its aim is to ensure a high standard of living and well-being for individuals and societies globally.

The University of Nicosia’s Master of Public Health (MPH) programme covers the main domains of Public Health Practice (Health Protection, Health Improvement, Health Services Provision) and offers the opportunity to specialise in a broad range of public health topics. The programme places a strong emphasis on global aspects of public health,  as well as a focus on important public health issues in both developed and developing countries.

The curriculum is based on a dynamic approach, with continuous updating to address new and emerging issues threatening population health. This programme has been carefully designed according to the standards of the UK Faculty of Public Health, and the learning outcomes correlate to a large extent with those of the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) Part A exam.

A unique feature of our MPH programme is its international orientation: the programme is part of a Medical School with faculty, teaching hospitals and students from across the globe.

Student Outcomes

Thanks to our exciting approach to learning, with a curriculum constantly updated to focus on new issues in global public health, graduates are prepared to tackle real-world challenges. Upon graduation, they will be ready to work in health care, health policy, health protection, health promotion and disease prevention, health management, or health research at the local, national and international level.

Innovative and Modern Curriculum

The programme is conducted completely online, with three courses delivered over 14 weeks each semester on an e-Learning Environment (Moodle), which includes multiple embedded synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, such as webinars, online chats, discussion fora and wikis. In addition, recorded lectures are designed to enhance student interactivity and active learning by including engaging slides with clickable tabs, interactive quizzes, drag-and-drop activities, matching activities and opinion polls.

Our programme follows standardised and validated pedagogical approaches, ensuring constant tutor-student interaction (webinars, online chats, discussion fora), student to student interaction (online chats, discussion fora, wikis), and student-material interaction (recorded lectures, additional resources).

Internationally Renowned Faculty

To realise our vision of serving as a centre of excellence in Public Health education, we have brought together experts from around the world. Our faculty have extensive experience teaching, working and conducting research in Public Health, and each course is taught by a leader in their field.

Programme Structure

The programme is divided into three semesters, comprising three courses each (10 ECTS per course). Core courses are taught in semesters 1 and 2 and are compulsory. After completing the core program, students may choose three (out of seven) elective courses in semester 3, or they may follow a more research-oriented path by undertaking a Master’s Thesis (20 ECTS).

Semester Breakdown

Semester 1 (30 ECTS, all courses required)
Course code/Title Description
MPH-511 Principles of Epidemiology and Public Health
MPH-512 Applied Statistics for Epidemiology and Public Health
MPH-513 Health Protection and Promotion: Safeguarding and Maintaining Wellbeing in Populations
Semester 2 (30 ECTS, all courses required)
Course code/Title Description
MPH-521 Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic and Infectious Diseases in a Global Context
MPH-522 Health Policy Management and Leadership
MPH-523 Health Economics in the Context of Health Services and Systems: Global Perspectives
Semester 3 (30 ECTS, students are required to choose from the two options offered)
Option 1
MPH-590 Research Methodology in Public Health
MPH-596 Research Project (Master’s Thesis)
or
Option 2 (3 elective courses are chosen from the following)
MPH-531 Environmental and Occupational Health
MPH-532 Health Inequality within and between Countries
MPH-533 Population Ageing and Health
MPH-534 Public Health Nutrition
MPH-535 Social and Behavioural Dimensions of Health
MPH-536 Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Public Health
MPH-590 Research Methodology in Public Health

Admission Requirements

1. Bachelor’s Degree

A Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognised in the country where it operates.

A degree in medicine, health sciences, biological sciences, social sciences or environmental sciences is an advantage.

2. Reference Letter

One reference letter, either academic or professional.

3. English Proficiency

If English is not your first language and you have not earned a degree taught in English, an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-test components or an equivalent test and scores.

4. Interview

An interview, conducted in person or online.

Tuition Costs

The Master of Public Health programme aims to help improve global population health. In support of this goal, tuition fees are structured to allow access to the course by candidates from a wide range of countries with varying levels of development.  This means tuition could be as low as €7,700 for the degree, with an instalment plan also available.  Our admissions representatives can provide more details.

Please note that students are responsible for all costs incurred while taking examinations in their country of residence.

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