Master's Degrees

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Study in South Africa

For selected trainees, funding is available for personally tailored Master of Public Health degree coursework at UCT School of Public Health. This is not a generic public health degree but rather academic training in epidemiology and clinical research methods with specific coursework tailored to the individual’s development plan.

The MPH program at UCT includes a series of 10 semester-long didactic modules that can be taken individually plus an academic thesis, resulting in an emphasis on epidemiology and biostatistics, health economics, health systems and social and behavioural sciences. We anticipate that most of our trainees will specialize in the epidemiology and biostatistics track under our faculty member Prof. Landon Myer.

The programme brochure provides more detail on each of the tracks and requirements. A required mini-dissertation is based on either primary or secondary analysis of quantitative or qualitative data, or a systematic literature review.

The scheduling of the modules is intended to facilitate students who are working during the programme: 2.5 days at the beginning of the semester, followed by 8-10 sessions that take place every 1-2 weeks thereafter for the rest of the semester. Additional course content and discussion is provided through UCT's online teaching platform, VULA.

To apply contact Ms. Ritu Sehgal [email protected].