Master in Science Public Health

(R/720/7/0090) (11/25) (MQA/FA7199)


Create a Global Impact in the Community.

Master in Science Public Health is a full-time postgraduate programme offered by University College Dublin (UCD) and RUMC. This 1-year programme is suitable for those planning to pursue relevant careers locally or internationally.

Why Should You Pursue MSc Public Health with us?

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Provides multi-disciplinary training & development in Public Health.

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Emphasises on the knowledge & tools to analyse factors influencing public health in a global environment.

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Offers holistic learning & field work experiences within the programme.

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Allows the option to choose your supervisor.

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September 2023

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1 year (with dissertation)

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Malaysian: RM40,000
International: RM42,500

Upon completion of RUMC’s MSc in Public Health, you will be able to:

  • Identify the factors that influence health status.
  • Master epidemiological designs of study and analysis.
  • Develop relevant skills to assess the health status of the population.
  • Acquire a critical appraisal and problem-solving skills.
  • Work as team members in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating health policy.
  • Demonstrate the capability to integrate a range of disciplines effectively.
  • Understand the organisation & financing of health services and its impact on international population health.


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

Scholarships / Loan

  • Malaysia Ministry of Health (subject to availability) – *For MOH employees only
  • South East Asia nationals offer holders may apply for South East Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN) scholarships if available.
  • Withdrawal of Employees Provident Fund (EPF)

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You can apply for the Master in Science Public Health programme if you are:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree graduate with a minimum CGPA of 2.50.
  • Proficient in the English language.
  • Either Malaysian or International Student

Delivery of this programme is conducted using modules and research projects with a particular focus on public health issues.

  • 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

The MSc in Public Health qualification provides you the opportunity for career development.

Refer to some of the progression pathways below:

  • Local positions in your country’s public health service.
  • International positions with Global Agencies (WHO, FAO, OHUN).
  • NGOs involved in health improvement initiatives.
  • Entry qualification for US CDC Epidemiology Investigation Service and similar Field Epidemiology programmes.
  • Research and/or academic public health careers – DrPH or PhD.

You should have the following list of scanned documents available while completing the application:

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Examination records & certificates by authorities and full transcript of any University Studies

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Certified copy of Birth Certificate and MyKad (Malaysian) or Passport Cover Page (International)

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Confidential Referral Letter by a superior or head of department (as proof of character)

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CV or work history

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Proof of English proficiency (GCE “O” Level /1119 Cambridge English/ IELTS/TOEFL)

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Digital copy of passport-sized photo

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Any additional achievements to support your admissions