Master of Public Health online course at UJ (Distance Learning: Our first of its kind, completely online Master of Public Health programme aims to empower health professionals to analyse, strategise, and offer solutions to public health challenges in South Africa and around the globe. You will 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 (distance learning online course)
The admission requirements for this programme will adhere to the University of Johannesburg’s Admission and Selection Policy which is current at the time of the registration for this programme.The admission process is the first step towards advancing your career.
Below are the minimum requirements for applying and a list of the required documents you will need when you submit your application for the Master of Public Health 100% online programme.
One of the following: A Health-related qualification at NQF Level 8 such as Environmental Health, Public Health, MbChB, Social Work, Physiotherapy, Nursing and other related equivalent qualification. Non-South African students need to apply to SAQA for verification of the equivalence of the entry qualification.An average of 65% for the NQF Level 8 qualification.A minimum of five years’ work experience in the field of Public Health, Environmental Health and/or Occupational Health and Safety, which three years must be in a Management position.
Basic computer skills: Be able to operate your computer and perform common tasks. Email and file management (access, create, edit, save, upload and download documents).Be able to use a word processing program to create and edit documents.Basic web-browsing skills.
Computer requirements: Laptop or PCE-book storage and readingStudy notes storage and reading (PDF, MS Office)Video storage and playbackVideo recordingAudio storage and playbackAudio recordingWeb browsingDocument creationAccess to social networking
Module interruption and scheduled maintenance: In the event of unexpected module interruption on the due date for an activity, the online facilitator will notify students of a new due date.Modules & creditsModules are undertaken over a seven week period. The programme is split over two years and consists of compulsory modules and a minor dissertation.