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Master of Public Health

About the Programme

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at The UWI Five Islands provides students with advanced knowledge and skills for addressing challenging public health concerns in the Caribbean and beyond. This programme benefits individuals by increasing their knowledge of epidemiology, health policy, and environmental health, preparing them for leadership positions in public health organisations, government agencies, and international health bodies. For organisations, the MPH curriculum graduates well-rounded professionals capable of designing and implementing evidence-based public health initiatives, managing health systems, and effectively responding to emerging health threats. Graduates can help to improve population health outcomes, reduce health inequities, and build health system resilience. The program's emphasis on regional public health issues makes it particularly useful for addressing the unique challenges faced by Caribbean nations, noncommunicable illnesses, disaster preparedness, and health inequities. The MPH programme develops a cadre of public health leaders capable of driving positive change in their communities and organisations by integrating theoretical knowledge and practical abilities.


Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree in a health-related field from a recognized university

Minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

At least two years of work experience in a health-related field

Two professional references

Personal statement outlining career goals and research interests

English language proficiency (for non-native English speakers)

Duration of Programme

Duration: Full-time-over 1 year Part-time- over 2 years

Programme Structure




Quantitative Research Methods

Qualitative Research Methods

Computing for Public Health


Health Promotion

Qualitative Data Analysis

Quantitative Data Analysis

Human Resource Management

All students must complete the Research Project and associated Project Management courses.

Degree Level: Postgraduate

Qualification: MPH

Award Type

Course of Study