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M.Sc. in Public Health

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
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Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFT: 1.5 Yrs ; PT: 3 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)58300/Course
FacultySchool of Postgraduate Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

Public Health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. Public Health is not only concerned with maintenance of health by reducing or eliminating disease risks and environmental health hazards, improving social conditions, and encouraging healthy behaviours and lifestyles, it also encompasses the distribution and optimal management of healthcare services. The course will provide students from a wide range of health and related professional backgrounds with the knowledge and skills in public health sciences and related disciplines which will make them more effective contributors in their field of healthcare.
The Masters of Science in Public Health is based on the World Health Organisation’s principles of Health for All; they are:

  • Equity
  • Intersectorial collaboration
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • International cooperation
  • Community participation



Master of Science in Public Health is now recognised by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA). The programme is suited for those who want to advance in their careers in a related field. Thus it will be of interest to:

  1. Medical doctors
  2. Nurses
  3. Health Officers
  4. Environmental Health Officers
  5. Health Service Managers
  6. Hospital administrators
  7. Nutritionists
  8. Health Education Officers
  9. Environmental and Health Engineers
  10. Pharmacists


Entry Requirements
Applicants are required to have obtained:


  1. A bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP senate; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent not meeting CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
All students are normally required to provide written evidence of their ability in the English Language in order to study in IMU. The standard English Proficiency requirements are usually overall band score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 (PBT) or 79 (IBT) or MUET band 4.
Intake Months

March and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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