Master of Public Health

General

Programme Description

Overview

The first-of-its-kind, completely online Master of Public Health programme from the University of Johannesburg aims to empower health professionals to analyse, strategize, and offer solutions to public health challenges in South Africa and around the globe. Study environmental health, occupational health, and epidemiological threats and risks.

Our curriculum is comparable with programmes offered at internationally accredited schools of public health, but with a curriculum tailored to South Africa and Sub-Saharan legislation, health imperatives, and economic environment. Completion of this programme will enable you to progress to a doctorate in a health-related field of study.

This programme requires no travel and no face-to-face sessions, allowing you to earn credits at your own pace while fulfilling personal and professional obligations. Complete the programme in a minimum of two years

Admission requirements

Let’s get started! The admission process is the first step toward advancing your career. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Public Health online programme, along with information on required documentation.

  • Health-related qualification at NQF level 8 such as Environmental Health, MbChB, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Nursing and other related equivalent qualification
  • Three to five years’ work experience in the Health sector inclusive of research and/or project management
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of Environmental Health and Occupational Health and safety
  • Three to five years’ Experience in a management position in the Health Sector
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications will be considered by a constituted status committee if they submit a detailed CV and motivation letter.

Have a question? Email enquiries@online.uj.ac.za or phone 0800 980 364 (toll-free).

Reasons to Enrol in a UJ Online Programme

Our online programmes are carefully designed to make earning an accredited university qualification possible for students from all walks of life.

Students benefit from the rigor and faculty instruction of a traditional programme, made accessible online.

  • No travel required
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Pay per module
  • Fully supported
  • Work and learn

Compulsory modules - 120 CREDITS

Principles and Practice of Environmental Health A (10 credits)
Principles and Practice of Environmental Health B (10 credits)
Environmental Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methodologies A (10 credits)
Environmental Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research Methodologies B (10 credits)
Health Promotion and Health Behaviour (16 credits)
Environmental Health Risk and Impact Assessment (16 credits)
Emerging National and Continental Environmental Health Challenges (16 credits)
African Health Systems, Health and Environmental Politics and Management (16 credits)
Health Systems, Funding Models, and Health Economics (16 credits)

Minor dissertation modules - 60 Credits

Minor Dissertation A (2 credits)
Minor Dissertation B (2 credits)
Minor Dissertation C (2 credits)
Minor Dissertation D (2 credits)
Minor Dissertation E (2 credits)
Minor Dissertation F (2 credits)
Minor Dissertation G (16 credits)
Minor Dissertation H (16 credits)
Minor Dissertation I (16 credits)

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read Less