Master of Public Health

Our students

Our students are from a great diversity of different academic and professional backgrounds.

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They come from all over the world.  Each year we have over 100 students on the programme, from diverse backgrounds.

They bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and practical examples to the programme.  You can be part of this international community, engaging in online discussions on current issues in public and global health.  Broaden your expertise through collaborative study and interaction with colleagues. 

Student experiences

Watch our videos to hear what our students and graduates say about studying the MPH online programme.

Video: Alifia Chakera video
In this six-minute video, Master of Public Health (part-time, online) alumni Alifia Chakera shares her journey as a world traveler, a pharmacist, a mother, a Master of Public Health alumni, and starting a successful career in global awareness and the mitigation of nitrous oxide and its effect on climate change. Learn more about the programme with this link: https://edin.ac/3BiDIAs
Video: Interview with Barry Melia
Watch this 15-minute interview with Barry Melia to hear the highlights of his time studying the Master of Public Health (part-time, online), and what online students can expect in terms of staff support, commitment and graduation. A big thank you to Barry for his continual support of the programme, and well done on winning the 2021 John Last Award! Learn more about the programme with this link: https://edin.ac/3BiDIAs
Video: MPH Student Testimominal from Chizoba
Video testimonial from Chizoba, a student on the MPH programme.
Video: MPH Student Testimominal from Anacret
Video testimonial from Anacret, a student on the MPH proogramme

Stories from our graduates

'A great opportunity for part-time MPH students' by Maria Mensonen

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In this blog post, Maria reflects on her experience of the student-led course offered in place of a traditional dissertation in the online, part-time MPH programme.

'Staying the course: Reflections on the challenges and value of completing a masters dissertation during a pandemic' by Lindsey

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In this blog post, Lindsey reflects on her experience of writing a dissertation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

'The Nitrous Oxide Project: #nixthenitrous' by Alifia Chakera

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In this blog post, Alifia describes her career progression toward climate change in healthcare, and how she began the journey.

'Reflections on my experiences of having my dissertation manuscript published in a peer reviewed journal' by Ludoviko Zirimenya

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In this blog post, Ludoviko reflects on the journey to a peer reviewed publication following his Master of Public Health at The University of Edinburgh.

'How studying student-led course in online, part-time MPH helped my work' by Ania Gryka-MacPhail

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In this blog post Ania shares her thoughts on how SLICC, a student-led course which is a part of online Master of Public Health programme, facilitated completing a work project and presenting its results at the European Congress on Obesity.

'From Masters dissertation to publication' by Grace Lewis

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In this blog post, Grace shares her experience of writing a journal article from her MPH dissertation completed at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.