Master of Public Health (MPH)

This is a full time programme that prepares medical doctors for the Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH) degrees. On successful completion of the first year programme the candidate is awarded the Master of Public Health degree. During the following three years the programme prepares the graduates for the Dr PH degree. Guidance will be provided by experienced, dedicated and qualified lecturers to ensure that the candidates are kept in touch with innovative, up to date developments in public health-related issues and community based developments.

The MPH programme is divided into two components, each defining a specific functional area of study. The components are : Core and Research Project. The core component contains core courses which are compulsory for all students of Master of Public Health. The courses provide background knowledge and skills in public health which are required for any public health expert.

Malaysian applicant

  • Possesses a degree of MBBS/MD or other equivalent undergraduate medical qualification from an institution recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).
  • At least one (1) year of post-full registration of clinical experience certified by the relevant authorities (3 years post graduation).
  • Candidate must be registered with the MMC and possess a valid Annual Practicing Certificate (APC).

International applicant

  • Possesses a degree of MBBS/MD or other equivalent undergraduate medical qualification from an institution recognized by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC).
  • Qualifies for registration under the Medical Practitioner Act 1971 (Act 50) of Malaysia.
  • At least three (3) years of post-full registration of clinical experience certified by the relevant authorities.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with minimum score of 7.0.

Other requirements

For Malaysian applicant, they must pass the interview conducted by the university

The full fee for this programme is RM8,425.00 for Malaysian student and RM13,007.00 for International student.
Students supported by the government, employers or other sponsors should bring letters from their sponsors addressed to UNIMAS confirming that the fee will be paid directly.

The MPH programme is divided into two components, each defining a specific functional area of study. The components are : Core and Research Project. The core component contains core courses which are compulsory for all students of Master of Public Health. The courses provide background knowledge and skills in public health which are required for any public health expert.

The Research Project component comprises a series of research related courses and a research project. The project requires students to demonstrate and present a critical approach to specific issues of public health matters. To complete the MPH programme, a candidate must accummulate 34 credit hours of Core Components, and 6 credit hours of Research Project.

The degrees awarded are : MPH ( General ) - 1 year

For further information, please contact:

Dr Helmy Hazmi
MPH Programme Coordinator,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 585525
Fax :
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