Master of Science in Public Health (Global Health)

Master of Science in
Public Health (Global Health)


Our brand-new Master of Public Health (Global Health) programme covers three critical aspects namely, Health improvement, which includes monitoring disease prevalence, risk factors, and disparities. Improving healthcare delivery, which includes evaluation, planning and service delivery; Health protection, which includes responses to infectious diseases and other hazards. The programme will cover topics such as emergency medicine, disaster management, community health, anthropology, and sociology of health and illness.

Specifically designed for healthcare practitioners, our programme is suited for doctors, researchers, nurses, nutritionists, other allied health professionals, safety and health officers, as well as anyone with a strong interest in developing a critical understanding of the key issues within health and medicine, health policy and health planning.

Malaysian Medical Officers and Doctors taking this programme will have to continue with their PhD/DrPH before they are eligible to apply for gazettement as a Public Health Specialist as outlined in Malaysia’s National Specialist Register (NSR).

Careers Prospects

Graduates of this programme will be able to work as lecturers, researchers, programme managers in the public  health/global health field.

Study Mode & Duration

  • Full time: 1 – 2 years
  • Part time: 2 – 4 years
Coursework based programme consisting of:-
  • Lecture
  • Tutorial
  • Self directed learning
  • Field work

Course Structure

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Family Health
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Healthcare Management
  • Research Methodology
  • International Health Legislation
  • Sustainable Development and Urban Health
  • Disaster Response and Management
  • Health Security
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Healthcare Financing and Universal Health Coverage
  • Research Project

Entry Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree (Level 6 MQF) in the relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the University Senate; OR Bachelor’s degree (Level 6 MQF) or equivalent not meeting CGPA 2.50 in the relevant field can be accepted subject to minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field; OR any other equivalent qualifications (Level 6 MQF) recognised by the Malaysian Government / University Senate; AND

English Proficiency Requirement;

  • For Malaysian Students: Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with minimum Band 4.
  • For International Students: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 (written) or 80 (internet); OR International Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum score of 6.0; OR equivalent.

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