Application deadlines for academic year 2014
International and SADC applicants: 31 July, 2013
South African (and permanent resident) applicants: 30 September, 2013
Please visit the uct website for more information.
Master of Public Health (MPH)
MPH Brochure 2013
Semester 1 Time-table
Semester 2 Time-table
A part-time coursework Master of Public Health has been offered in the Faculty of Health Sciences since 1999. It is offered as a multidisciplinary Public Health degree and is based on existing strengths at UCT, resulting in an emphasis on Epidemiology, Health Economics and Health research. However, social science based courses are offered as well.
Degree candidates from a variety of backgrounds will learn skills to assist them in contributing towards an effective and equitable health care system.
The flexible modular course structure enables collaboration among a number of departments at UCT and with other institutions in joint teaching programmes, in particular with the Public Health Programme at the University of the Western Cape.
The programme is taught as a series of semester length courses, some of which are compulsory for the degree and others elective. Candidates will need to complete 10 courses plus a mini-dissertation, achievable in two to three years of sustained part-time work. Health economics candidates will need to complete 8 courses plus a mini-dissertation, achievable in 18—24 months of full-time work.
Prof. Rodney Ehrlich, BBusSc, MBChB, DOH, MFOM(UK), FFCH(SA), PhD
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town (UCT)
Application procedures and forms
Directions for students
The following documents must be included in the application submission and forwarded to:
Ms Salega Tape, Postgraduate Officer, UCT Health Sciences Faculty, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925
1. UCT Application form
2. Application for a new programme of study
3. Departmental application form for degree
4. Individual module application form for non degree purposes
5. Certified certificates and academic transcripts
6. Curriculum Vitae
7. Application fee: R90 for local students and R300 for international students
8. Application for financial assistance
Application details and Enquiries
Mrs Zerina Davis
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
Anzio Road, Observatory ,7925
Tel: +27 - 21 - 406 6578
Fax: +27 - 21 - 406 6459
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