PG Cert Public Health

University of Essex Online

Program Description

PG Cert Public Health

University of Essex Online

The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is an advanced qualification designed to equip busy health professionals with a recognised qualification from a top UK university while continuing to work at the same time.

This course will provide you with an introduction to modern public health. You will explore contemporary issues facing population health, develop skills in assessing health needs and priority setting and understand the theory and evidence of promoting public health.

Why study this subject?

The knowledge and skills you will develop will help to expand your sphere of influence in a current health role or provide a base from which to explore employment opportunities in a public health setting. If you pass the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health successfully, and feel confident to continue with your studies, we will give you the option to enrol on further modules to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health or the full Master of Public Health programme.

Course Structure


The Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:

  • Topics in Public Health (20 credits)
  • Health Needs Assessment and Priority Setting (20 credits)
  • Health Promotion (20 credits)

Career Prospects

If you’re looking to enhance your professional career, online study is one of the most cost-effective, convenient and flexible ways to get your Public Health qualification regardless of geographical location, work or personal commitments.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferrable to the workplace.

Career destinations

As a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health graduate, you will be introduced to some advanced public health theory that will assist you in securing more roles within the industry. If you already work within the sector the qualification will demonstrate to your existing employer that you are eager to develop. Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate course, you will be able to seamlessly progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
8 months
Part time
3,000 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom UK Online
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 8 months
Price 3,000 GBP