UCL Health of the Public



Our virtual curriculum below collates programmes from across UCL that align with the Health of the Public vision. This list will be updated regularly.

Master of Public Health MPH (Online) - UCL Health of the Public's flagship programme

Do you want to make a difference to the health of whole communities and populations? Are you interested in the big picture? A career in public health could be for you!

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Build the foundations of a meaningful career in public health with this innovative online Master’s degree. Taught by a university with a world-leading reputation in health, you’ll get to grips with global challenges and be ready to deliver solutions. A career focused programme integrating flexible online learning by design, this MPH equips you with essential in-demand skills that can help you solve some of the most pressing issues in public health today.

MPH Highlights

  • Interact with and learn from renowned academics, practicing public health professionals, and the populations most affected by public health issues
  • Gain a practical, comparative and creative approach to solving public health issues in high-, middle- and low-income countries
  • Develop knowledge and skills to make a tangible and purposeful difference to the health of the public
  • Taught from a global top 10 university, ranked 5th in the world for Public Health
  • Wholly online, to provide greater flexibility and access to comprehensive, high-quality public health training
  • Harnesses the expertise of public health academics, leaders, practitioners, and people with lived experience
  • Blends classical population health science with an innovative interdisciplinary approach that focusses on inequalities, practical skills, and implementation, action and impact
  • Mapped against internationally recognised comprehensive competency frameworks for the public health workforce

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Our vision

Our vision for health of the public education at UCL will encourage opportunities to learn about health in a wide range of disciplines relevant to health of the public and incorporate these disciplines into the existing health of the public programme offer. We want to create a new cadre of researchers and students with skills that transcend disciplines.

Labour market analysis suggests that the public health workforce is expanding significantly beyond the classic public health practitioner and specialist routes and involving many different sectors, creating a demand for cross-disciplinary and innovative education in public health.

In response to the ‘Improving the Health of the Public by 2040’ report call to incorporate opportunities for learning about health into a wide range of disciplines relevant to health of the public, we will also seek to encourage inclusion of health of the public modules as optional modules in relevant Masters degree programmes across the university as well as further promoting these Master’s programmes.

Arts and Humanities
Social and Historical Sciences
Population Health Sciences
Life Sciences