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The Imperial College in London is launching an online Global Master of Public Health where you will have the chance to learn about biostatistics, epidemiology, health systems and more from some of the leading experts this field, including researchers who led the most recent fight against the Ebola epidemic-one of the most severe epidemics during the last four decades!

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Ranked as one of the global top 10 universities, the Imperial College offers a style of learning that is rather based on discovery and evidence gained through research than the simple memorizing of facts, with a goal of equipping graduates with skills and knowledge to make a contribution in improving and protecting the public health. The Global MPH is specifically designed for an online learning and it is intended to challenge students to apply their knowledge to real world health scenarios and problems.

Regardless if you have an extensive experience working in public career or you just want to build a career, the Global MPH will help you become one of the leaders in this field.

The course is intended for students who come from a variety of different backgrounds in medicine, health policy, academic researcher and others. Students of many different professional backgrounds may attend the Global MPH, but what they have in common is the calling to help make the world safer and healthier for all people.

The Global MPH lasts for two academic years, each divided into three terms. Over the two years, students will complete eight core specializations, which includes a research portfolio and four optional specializations. The Global MPH will be held completely online via Coursera and will have comparable results and outcomes to the existing on-campus MPH programme and will include: pre-recorded lectures and video capture, slide-decks with audio commentary, practical exercises in coding and analysis, asynchronous peer to peer and staff moderated discussion forums, synchronous scheduled live tutorials, discussion forums and office hours and discussion prompts. The students will also be asked to do online quizzes, shoot video blogs, engage in case study review discussions and do coding exercises. During your studies, you will develop your own research portfolio to highlight your skills to potential employers and you may be asked to submit your final research project to a peer reviewed journal. Studying online on your own schedule will enable you to continue your career as you earn a degree from one of the top research institutions at the total cost of £ 20.100 for Islands and overseas students and £ 12.000 for the UK and EU students. The Global MPH programme costs less than on-campus masters as well as other top online programmes for international students!

Through the Global MPH you will be able to develop a wide range of research skills and gain knowledge about some of the most pressing global health issues. Since this is a new programme, there have not yet been any graduates of the programme; however, the School of Public Health teaches a full time MPH at the St Mary’s Campus over one academic year. Graduates of this programme have earned some of the leading positions in the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, academia, government, industry and various NGOs.

The Imperial College in London is the UK’s most international university ranking amongst the top 10 in the world, with students and teachers coming from more than 140 countries. This degree is not accredited by any particular professional body or agency, which allows for design of an innovative and comprehensive public health curriculum not restricted by specific criteria and a curriculum that responds to the most recent developments in public health, including research discoveries. This is what sets apart this programme from courses offered in countries such as the US and Canada, where accreditation requirements are not suitable for a UK based programme. The core aims, and outcomes of this degree is to follow the European standards as set out by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation.

Through this programme, you will benefit from each teacher’s unique perspective on ongoing global health issues in the world through live global classroom sessions and office hours. Imperial College London employ teachers who work in cutting-edge fields and come from a variety career backgrounds such as researchers, policymakers, biomedical computing experts, clinicians, and health economists.

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About the author

Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.