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Global Master of Public Health (GMPH)


Student Experience

The Global Master of Public Health programme will be delivered as a fully online degree, via Coursera. This online masters of public health programme will have comparable learning outcomes and results to the current on-campus MPH programme.

As an established and global learning provider, Coursera uses high-touch and innovative techniques to provide a top notch educational experience. Teaching and learning on the programme will be delivered through the Coursera platform using a range of methods including:

  • pre-recorded lectures and video capture
  • slide-decks with audio commentary
  • practical exercises in coding and analysis
  • asynchronous peer-to-peer and staff-moderated discussion forums
  • synchronous scheduled live tutorials
  • discussion forums and office hours
  • discussion prompts

The assessment methods, also delivered through the Coursera platform, include:

  • online quizzes
  • video blogs
  • case study review discussions
  • coding exercises

Students will learn as a cohort through discussion boards (which can be used as assessment through graded discussion prompts) and peer assessed exercises. These features, ranging from live classroom sessions to group peer sessions, allow each student to participate in an interactive, supportive, and engaging experience and ensure the highest quality online learning environment.



Lectures are organized into weekly modules, which can be absorbed via video playback or interactive transcript. Pace yourself through online lectures before meeting with the teaching team and your classmates to dive deeper into the material.



Access your courses from anywhere — you can even download them to your mobile device and study offline without using your data plan.



Interact with fellow students through course discussion forums. Get access to every question asked and answered by previous students.

  • Money
    £12,000 or £20,100*

    Depending upon geographic location (UK/EU or Overseas) | 2020 entry fees

  • Clock
    24 months

    Average of 24 hours per week

  • Graph
    16 Specialisations + Research Portfolio
  • Globe
    Completely online

The next cohort starts on September 2020.

Early Admission Deadlines:
Round 1: 13 January, 2020
Round 2: 9 March, 2020
Round 3: 1 June, 2020

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.

Final Deadline:
31 July, 2020

For 2020-21 entry to the degree programme, there is one entry point in September 2020. You will need to apply online directly with Imperial College London by registering and applying for the programme.

If you have any questions about the admissions process or the programme, please do not hesitate to get in touch via

Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.