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Bachelor of Public Health

3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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269,700 ZAR

Program description

Bachelor of Public Health

The Bachelor of Public Health is a multidisciplinary, flexible degree that provides students with the opportunity to learn key principles in public health, and health programmes and policy leading to a wide range of careers. It also provides a pathway to postgraduate (pre-med) clinical programmes (for example medicine, social work, nursing and allied health) as well as to honours and postgraduate studies in public health.

International cross-campus collaborations, placements and internships expose you to a variety of international staff, students and stakeholders, and mean you gain a global perspective on public health. We also take advantage of local opportunities for collaboration between IIE MSA and partners within the South African community.

In your first year, you’ll investigate the biological basis of health and disease, health and social care systems and global health. Fieldwork in your third year provides a broad exposure to the public health sciences that underpin an understanding of health and illness in both individuals and populations.

Admission requirements

International Entry Requirements

  • You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).
  • Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.
  • Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

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Career Opportunities

Job market growth in the health, local government, and workplace and education sectors continues unabated. There is a strong demand for multi-skilled programme managers and for prevention promotion workers, particularly to work with vulnerable groups and ageing populations.

Government directions for health programmes in most African countries are now geared for jobs in community settings rather than hospitals, to deal with rising rates of chronic conditions and disease, as the shift from hospital to community based programmes continues. Government and non-government organizations are constantly in need of health policy analysts and policy makers especially as health, social and other policy sectors are expected to develop partnerships and cross-sector partnerships and policies (i.e. transport and health, environments and health).

Careers in the public, private, or non-profit sectors might include:

  • Accident, illness and disease prevention and control
  • Biostatistics
  • Community health work
  • Education and teaching
  • Epidemiology
  • Health administration
  • Health awareness, policy and promotion
  • Nutrition, dietetics and exercise
  • Public health management
  • Research

Tuition fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

The full tuition price for local/EU students is ZAR 89,900.00 (6,018.13 USD) per annum

The price for International/Non-EU students is ZAR 89,900.00 (6,018.13 USD) per annum

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About this institute


Earn an internationally relevant degree in South Africa

Monash South Africa (MSA) was founded in 2001 and is located on a 100 hectare site in Ruimsig, north-west of Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng. Since 2019 MSA became a leading brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) and is...

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144 Peter Rd, Ruimsig
1725 Roodepoort Johannesburg
South Africa

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