The Master of Public Health (MPH) framework is designed to enable students to be adept at accessing, critically analysing and synthesising contemporary public health theory, policies and practices to provide evidence-based knowledge in key public health areas of health protection, health improvement and health care services.

It will enable them to apply their understanding of public health to underpin a range of interventions to improve public health outcomes in practice, within both government and non-government organisations, commissioning services, voluntary sector or community development in disadvantaged areas.

By utilising critical appraisal and reflection, they will be encouraged to challenge their existing knowledge, beliefs and attitudes regarding multi-dimensional determinants of health and wellbeing, public health intelligence, and epidemiological knowledge transfer.

Through the development and critical evaluation of research methodologies, they will be empowered to interpret evidence, as well as defend and justify public health and public health nutrition issues to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Throughout the programme, the critical analysis of models and skills needed for leadership, management and systems based thinking public health, and/or healthcare related contexts will be sharpened, enhancing employability prospects locally and globally. 

Through independent learning, they will also conceptualise and apply theoretical perspectives to complex public health practice or policy to produce a dissertation demonstrating originality in the application and integration of new and existing knowledge, which could have the potential to transfer within different public health contexts.

 

Why Northumbria University

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.  By putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.

Northumbria works with major global employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

Northumbria University works with prestigious Institutions of Higher Education throughout the world, including MDIS. Together we offer an exciting portfolio of programmes that will develop international citizens who are equipped to work in a global marketplace. Northumbria University and MDIS have a successful working relationship for a number of years, starting initially with just one programme BSc (Honours) Biotechnology but has grown to now offering a number of undergraduate and post graduate programmes across a range of subject areas.

Learning Outcomes

The main aims of the programme are to enable students to:

  • Conceptualise, theorise and undertake research which addresses complex issues and advances understanding within the discipline or practice
  • Contribute to the creation of new knowledge and /or applications to practice within their discipline through a critical understanding of the processes through which knowledge is created
  • Formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data and can communicate these judgements clearly to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

Public Health Fundamentals: Concepts, Theories and Frameworks

Leadership and Collaborative Working in Public Health and Healthcare

Managing Health Improvement Through Social Marketing

Public Health Intelligence and Epidemiology: Informing Policy and Strategy

Research: Approaches, Methods and Skiills

Dissertation Project

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months  October 2020  September 2021

 

Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
18 Months  October 2020  February 2022

 

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$24,610.00  S$700.00 - S$1,700.00
 Part-time  S$24,075.00  S$700.00 - S$1,700.00

Application fees: S$160.50

Note:
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local:
- Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
- Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area (related to health or health sciences) with a minimum award of a lower second (2ii) class qualification or equivalent

OR

Mature candidates of min 30 years old with 8 years of working experience in public health/healthcare management role with a commitment to a career in public health

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 6)

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test

OR

Equivalent

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Citibank  1800 225 5225  http://www.citibank.com.sg

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months  October 2020  September 2021

 

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 S$26,750.00  S$2,700.00 - S$2,800.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: 
- Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
- Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 21 and above and meet at least one of the following entrance requirements:

An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area (related to health or health sciences) with a minimum award of a lower second (2ii) class qualification or equivalent

OR

Mature candidates of min 30 years old with 8 years of working experience in public health/healthcare management role with a commitment to a career in public health

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 6)

OR

Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)

OR

Pass MDIS English Placement Test

OR

Equivalent

 

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

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Quick Information

Duration of Course
Full-time: 12 Months
Part-time: 18 months 

Award
MASTERS 

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme
October 2020

Part-time Programme
October 2020

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660