Master of Public Health

Arden’s Master of Public Health course has been developed to meet the increasing demand for graduates with a passion for managing and leading preventive health services in communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Course details

The course places emphasis on providing you with the most current skills in healthcare and digital literacy in health services management, giving you the ability to support healthcare delivery and better health outcomes at population, community, and national level.
  • Mode of study: online
  • Intake: Intakes: September, January, April
  • Course length: 1 year
  • Course fee: 9500 per year

Arden University London

Course overview

The course is designed to be flexible and contemporary in its structure and delivery, and has been developed in close collaboration with leading public health employers and industry advisory groups. This means you’ll be exposed to a variety of teaching approaches and assessment methods to support the development of your knowledge and abilities in public health, helping you graduate with the specialised skills necessary for a successful career in the public health sector. 


Entry requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Public Health, we need to see that you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent at 2:2 level
  • Individuals who have HND/HNC/Dip HE, with three to four years strong professional work experience with evidence of managerial/supervisory responsibilities are also encouraged to apply


The Master of Public Health course has been designed in collaboration with leading employers to ensure you gain the most important skills needed to flourish in the sector, including the latest competencies in healthcare, data analytics and public health management. This means you’ll be ready to take on senior managerial or leadership roles with confidence after graduation. Whilst studying this course, you will:

  • Gain key skills required for employability in the area of public health practice, management, and research at local, national and international levels. 
  • Prepare for work as a public health practitioner and work in non-governmental organisations, charities, the public sectors, or academic institutions.
  • Develop leadership skills and understand contemporary approaches to managing high performing teams. 
  • Develop analytical research skills as well as digital skills useful in responding to health challenges and designing of public health research. 
  • Evaluate and understand human systems and interventions made to improve health including all types of health services, social services, and all interventions and policies intended to improve health. 
  • Develop an understanding of population health including involvement with all social, economic, physical, chemical and biological conditions that influence or interact with the health of the members of the population.
  • Develop skills and understanding in public and global health challenges and decision-making processes in order to be able to anticipate, plan for, and manage risk.


You will study seven core modules and choose one optional ‘elective’ module from a possible four options. This gives you the opportunity to adapt your course syllabus to match your career interests and support your future employability prospects. 

  • Health Policy (20 credits)
  • Epidemiology (20 credits)
  • Leading Health Projects (20 credits)
  • Designing Public Health Research (20 credits)
  • Economics in Public Health Practice (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Challenges in Public Health (20 credits)
  • Industry-based Project (40 credits)
  • Global Burden of Disease (20 credits)
  • Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health Management (20 credits)
  • Risk Planning in Preventive Health (20 credits)
  • Evidence-based Infectious Disease Modelling (20 credits)