Public Health refers to all organised measures aimed at preventing disease, promoting health and prolonging healthy life. Its aim is to ensure a high standard of living and well-being for individuals and societies globally.
The University of Nicosia’s Master of Public Health (MPH) programme covers the main domains of Public Health Practice (Health Protection, Health Improvement, Health Services Provision) and offers the opportunity to specialise in a broad range of public health topics. The programme places a strong emphasis on global aspects of public health, like the epidemiology and prevention of both chronic and infectious conditions. There is a focus on important public health issues in both developed and developing countries for preparedness in disaster risk reduction, prevention, response and recovery.
The curriculum is based on a dynamic approach, with continuous updating to address new and emerging issues threatening population health: climate change, armed conflict, forced migration, pandemics and more. This programme has been carefully designed according to the standards of the UK Faculty of Public Health.
A unique feature of our MPH programme is its international orientation: the programme is part of a Medical School with faculty, teaching hospitals and students from across the globe.
UK Faculty of Public Health Part A Exam
The MPH programme has been designed with the FPH Part A curriculum in mind, and the learning outcomes correlate to a large extent with those of that exam. Students who pass the FPH Part A exam are demonstrating a professional level of knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of public health, as well as their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to the practice of public health. Success in the Part A examination also leads to election into Diplomate Membership of the Faculty.
Thanks to our exciting approach to learning, with a curriculum constantly updated to focus on new issues in global public health, graduates are prepared to tackle real-world challenges. Upon graduation, they will be ready to work in the public sector at local, national and international health agencies. This course has provided our alumni with greater opportunities in non-governmental organisations, charities as well as private sector career work in consulting firms, pharmaceutical industry, start-ups and policy research. With the ability to specialise during your studies, students have multiple pathways for success.