Since 1999, the HEU has offered a Masters in Public Health, specialising in health economics. The programme comprises course work and dissertation components, and is the only regional masters in public health programme within Anglophone Africa that offers a specialisation in health economics.
The HEU coordinates this programme, which is offered through the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at UCT.
This programme is usually attended by graduates from health sciences and social sciences.
There are six compulsory modules (students must also take two elective modules):
Medical doctors and other medical graduates must have demonstrated an interest in public health and an interest in economics. As places are limited, the selection of candidates is based primarily on academic merit, professional experience and potential for contributing to one’s own country’s health system.
Applicants are required to apply online. Details of application procedures are available on the MPH website as well as the Faculty of Health Sciences postgraduate office. Interested students need to complete a questionnaire.
The final deadline for applications from South African students is 30 September. Please note: The final deadline for applications from international students is 31 July.
Download the brochure for more details.
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Direct all application enquiries to the Faculty of Health Sciences postgraduate office (Mrs Salega Tape).