Who is this degree for:

Whether you’ve already had extensive experience in the public health field or you’re longing to build a high-impact and useful career, a Global MPH online degree shapes you into a leader in this field. Students at the School of Public Health come from paths in medicine, health policy, academic research, and more. All with one common thread: a calling to help make the world healthier and safer for all.

Cohorts and Deadlines:

The programme is offered once per year. The next cohort starts in October 2021.

Early Admission Deadlines:
Round 1: 15 January, 2021
Round 2: 12 March, 2021
Round 3: 5 May, 2021

Final Deadline:
30 June, 2021

We encourage applications to be submitted before the early deadlines. Imperial College London is likely to make a number of offers during this round and anticipates that a number of places will be filled in the programme.

Requirements for Admission

  • Normally a minimum 2.1 UK Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a science subject or MBBS degree (or a comparable qualification recognised by the College). The academic requirement of a minimum 2.1 is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. For guidance on how qualifications awarded by overseas institutions may satisfy the College’s minimum academic admission requirements - see Imperial's Country index.
  • Suitable applicants should have a background in: medicine, health sciences, biological sciences or environmental sciences.
  • Mature applicants with relevant academic or professional experience will also be considered.

Application Process

  • Create an application via the Imperial College ‘Apply’ webpage - this is where you will submit your application.

  • Prepare the information you will need to complete your application, including:

    1. personal statement
    2. academic transcript(s)
    3. CV/resume
    4. referee contact details
  • For the three year Master’s programme, students must first enrol on a one year Postgraduate Certificate programme. Students who complete the Certificate will have the option to continue on to study for a one year Postgraduate Diploma, followed by the option of a final year to achieve the Master’s qualification.

Read more about creating a strong personal statement for the Global Master of Public Health.

We aim to review applications in detail once all information has been submitted. The process takes 6-8 weeks.

All documentation-including references and proof of English language proficiency-are mandatory. We are unable to make a decision on your application if we have not received your references or other supporting information related to qualifications or english language requirements, so it is important this information and documents are submitted in a timely manner via the Imperial College online system.

Application fee

For 2021–22 entry, Imperial are introducing an application processing fee for MSc and MRes courses to help cover some of the administrative and staffing costs associated with processing the large volume of applications that Imperial receives. This fee will be £80.

Imperial will waive the fee for any applicant – Home or Overseas – who demonstrates that they are experiencing financial hardship. Please see Imperial's website for further information.

Questions about the admissions process or the programme? Please do not hesitate to ask via gmph-queries@imperial.ac.uk.

Class Profile

  • Students from 29 countries and 5 continents
  • 64% Female and 36% Male

Tuition Fees

Two year Master's

For 2021 entry, the total cost of tuition fees for students outside of the UK (Islands/Overseas fee status) is £20,800 and for UK (Home fee status) is £12,600.

You are able to discuss instalment payment options directly with Imperial College London, and have the option to spread the cost of the Year 1 and Year 2 fee in instalments. Alternatively, you can pay the year 1 fees upfront before you start and then pay for the year 2 fees upfront before you start year 2 (subject to Imperial College London approval).

PG Certificate, PG Diploma and Three year Master’s

PG Certificate (PGCert) tuition fees are adjusted to a 0.5 full time equivalent (i.e. £6,300 Home, £10,400 Islands/Overseas for 2021 entry).

PG Diploma (PGDip) progression fees are then adjusted to a 0.8 full time equivalent for the purpose of calculating. PGDip students pay the PGCert fee in year 1 and the difference of the new fee between the PGCert fee and the PGDip fee in year 2 (i.e. £10,080 Home, £16,640 Islands/Overseas for 2021 entry).

Students on the three-year GMPH pay the PGDip fee in year 2 and the difference of the new fee between the PGDip fee and the GMPH fee in year 3 (i.e. £12,600 Home, £20,800 Islands/Overseas for 2021 entry).

EU/EEA students

Students from the EU, other EEA country and/or Switzerland starting a programme on or after 1 August 2021 will no longer be eligible for the Home rate of tuition, and so will be charged the Overseas fee. Please note, this does not apply to Irish students or students with Citizens Rights benefitting from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement respectively.

Please see Imperial's website for further advice.

Financial Aid


The School of Public Health and Imperial College offer a number of limited scholarships for their Master's programmes. Anyone interested in a scholarship will need to apply separately, directly to the School of Public Health, based on an approved application and acceptance into the degree programme.

To apply, please visit the School of Public Health, Imperial College web page.

Tuition Reimbursement

Students are encouraged to seek tuition reimbursement through their employer. We recommend that you speak with your manager or HR department to see what’s available to you as an employee.

Payment Plans

A 10% deposit is required once you accept the offer to study, within 30 days of receiving the invoice. You will then be required to pay the year 1 fees upfront before starting, then pay for subsequent years upfront at the beginning of each year.

To learn more about financing your degree, visit the Degrees Financial Resources Hub.

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