Masters awards, both the EUCLID MPH degree and the Peoples-uni Masters level award, require successful completion of 8 modules, plus the dissertation module, at the Masters academic level (pass mark 50%). A Diploma Award requires successful completion of 8 modules, at the Masters acaedemic level, but not the dissertation module. A Certificate Award requires successful completion of 4 modules, at the Masters academic level. 
 
The Curriculum for the Masters Programmes includes core and optional modules, as in the table below. 
 
Core modules

Module Name

Credits

Introduction to Epidemiology

15

Biostatistics

15

Any one from the Public Health Problems group

15

Any one from the Public Health Problems group

15

Dissertation (Masters Awards only)

60

Optional modules


Module Name

Credits

Foundation Sciences of Public Health Group

 

Evidence Based Practice

15

Health promotion

15

Evaluation of interventions

15

Health economics

15

Inequalities and social determinants of health

15

Public health concepts for policy makers

15

Public Health Problems group

 

Communicable diseases

15

Disaster management and emergency planning

15

Global mental health

15

HIV/AIDS

15

Injury prevention

15

Maternal mortality

15

Non-communicable diseases

15

Preventing child mortality

15

Public health nutrition

15

Each of the modules in this Programme is divided into 5 Topics, each with a set of resources (as online links in a resource list with descriptive metadata, as well as in pdf format in zip files), a discussion forum for the exchange of ideas and the exploration of concepts between students and the tutor who acts as online facilitator. Short quiz questions are also included. Summative assessments usually comprise essay questions equivalent to a maximum of 3,500 words including critical analysis. The notional learning hours are shown in the table below.




 

Weeks of learning

Notional Learning Hours

Credits

ECTS** Credits

Topic

2

30

 

 

Course Module (5 topics)

15*

150*

15

6

Certificate Award (4 course modules)

40 (1 year part-time)

600

60

24

Diploma Award(8 course modules)

80 (2 years part-time)

1200

120

48

Dissertation (for Masters Awards in addition to Diploma)

40 (1 year part-time)

600

60

24

Total: Masters Awards

 

1800

180

 

72

 

* Includes time for orientation and assignments

** European Credit Transfer System

 

Modules are offered each semester, students usually enrol part-time and are advised to take no more than two modules per semester.

Enrolment to the Masters Programmes

1. Students are eligible to apply for either the EUCLID MPH degree or the Peoples-uni Masters level award, if they have already successfully passed two modules in the Peoples-uni programme at the Masters academic level, AND have not failed any module (failing a module means not achieving a 50% mark after one submission plus two resubmissions).

2. Students wishing to study for a Diploma Award must also apply for the Programme under the same conditions.

3. Students who have failed a module may still be eligible to study for a Certificate Award.