Master of Public Health

Provided by Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)


Awarded by Teesside University, UK

Course introduction


Programme Objectives
The Master of Public Health programme offered by Teesside University in partnership with MDIS is designed to take prospective graduates steps nearer to achieving their ambition. This programme is developed to take both current and future leaders keen on advancing their prospects in public health steps nearer to achieving their ambition of living an unlimited: from ordinary to milestone success.

Module Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing a range of complex theoretical perspectives. This will be indicated through transition to mastery and acquired skills techniques
  • Demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of the economic and political determinants of public health and health inequalities
  • Integrate abstract and conceptual perspectives for a critical understanding of the social, psychological, environmental and cultural determinants of public health and health inequalities
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of how the determinants of public health issues influence the development of public health policy and practice, combining theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks in the diagnosis of complex public health debates
  • Distinguish arguments for understanding determinants of public health problems in relation to developing public health policy in relation to advanced professional skills, competencies and decision making
  • Understanding application and evaluating appropriateness of public health development in context with ethical, cultural and geo-demographic considerations
  • Demonstrate the independent learning skills required for continuing professional development
Assessment Methods
All assessments are based on 100% coursework. 

Why Teesside University
Teesside University is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.
  • Ranked Top 80 UK University Overall in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Awarded silver rating in the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Listed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
  • Ranked No. 1 of 96 UK Universities for overall student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer 2021
  • Accredited with Investors in People Gold status, the international standard for people management; defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results
  • Awarded the nationally recognised Customer First accreditation for its services to business. This is the seventh time that Teesside University has received the Customer First standard, which lasts for two years
Teesside is a real-world university that prides itself on its inclusive, consultative, responsive, friendly and open approach and on the significant positive socioeconomic and cultural impact that it has upon the communities that it serves and the broader economy of the North of England.
Founded on a rich heritage, the University has taken a leading role in employer engagement, the enhancement of learning, teaching and the student experience, real-world research, staff and leadership development, employer workforce development, social, cultural and community enrichment and widening participation.
Teesside University is a global education pioneer for animation, games and computer graphics and is ranked as one of the top 20 places in the world to study animation (3D World).
Teesside has a flourishing and dynamic research culture, producing ‘world-leading and internationally excellent’ research in the last UK Research Evaluation Framework (REF) assessment, which is increasingly making a real and valuable contribution to society in areas such as Social Policy and Allied Health.
The University has invested more than £260m on its award-winning campuses in recent years to further enhance the experience and support provided to students, and it remains committed to investment-led growth.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Public Health in Context
Developing Research Projects
Data Analysis Methods
International Public Health
Leadership and Management in Public Health
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)
The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements
Applicants must be of age 21 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:
1) An undergraduate degree in a relevant health subject area with a minimum award of a lower second (2ii) class qualification or equivalent
2) Mature candidates of min 30 years old with 8 years of working experience in a suitable health management, leadership or policy-related position is desirable but not essential
Note: All applications are subjected to University's approval. 
English Language Requirements
Applicants should have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5)
Letter from College/University clearly stating the Medium of Instruction of the highest qualification to be English
MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)
Pass MDIS English Placement Test

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Duration & Intakes

Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months TBA TBA
Duration  Commencement  Completion
18 Months  May 2024  August 2025
 September 2024  December 2025

Fees & Funding

Fees & Structure


Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 9% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 9% GST)
Full-time $26,160.00 S$700.00 - S$1,700.00
Application fees: S$163.50

Structure Tuition Fees (inclusive of 9% GST) Non-Tuition Fees (inclusive of 9% GST)
Full-time S$28,340.00 S$1,290.00 - S$2,800.00
Application fees: S$490.50
# All application fees are non-refundable.
# All fees quoted are inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate.
# Local:
- Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme. 
- Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.