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Public health problems are increasingly global and require global solutions. With freer movement of people and human and animal foodstuffs, infectious diseases and contaminated products can rapidly become widely disseminated.

Public Health has never been more important, as we seek to prevent disease and ensure citizens have long and healthy lives.

Public health is about looking after the health of individuals and the population as distinct from dealing directly with the consequences of illness and treating sick individuals. The emphasis is on the prevention of disease and tackling the factors that contribute to illness such as environmental and behavioural factors.

The 1-year, full-time postgraduate degree by University College Dublin (UCD) & RUMC is aimed at those planning to pursue careers locally or internationally and contains modules and research projects focused particularly on public health issues.

DetailsEntry RequirementsModules / Delivery ModulesRequired Documentation

Intake: September every year
Duration: 1 year (with dissertation)
Conferment: November


Malaysian: RM 40,000 only
International: RM 42,500 only

Scholarships & Loans
  • Malaysia Ministry of Health (subject to availability from MOH) – for MOH employees only
  • Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Withdrawals –
  • Successful South East Asia nationals offer holders may apply for South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) scholarships if available.
Bachelor’s Degree with minimum cGPA of 2.50
English Language Proficiency
Open to Malaysians and International students
Course Content/Modules
  • Biostatistics I
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Applied Research Methods & Data Management
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology (incl. Social Determinants of Health)
  • One Health
  • International Health (I and II)
  • Principles of Management, Health Economics & Health Policy
  • Environmental Science & Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Family Health
  • Biostatistics II
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Occupational Health for Public Health Professionals
  • Dissertation
You should have the following list of scanned documents available while completing the application:

  • Examination records & certificates by authorities and full transcript of any University Studies
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate and MyKad (Malaysian) or Passport Cover Page (International)
  • Confidential Referral Letter by a superior or head of department (as proof of character)
  • CV or work history
  • Proof of English proficiency (GCE”O” Level /1119 Cambridge English/ MUET/ IELTS/ TOEFL)
  • Digital copy of passport-sized photo
  • Any additional achievements to support your admissions