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University of Roehampton, London Online Offers MPH Focused on Global Public Health Skills

New online Master of Public Health programme features interdisciplinary approach

LONDON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing global public health challenges are creating the need for a new international community of professionals and practitioners who can plan, lead and implement effective public health solutions. To help prepare professionals to tackle rising and complex health issues, the University of Roehampton, London Online's new Master of Public Health (MPH) programme features an interdisciplinary approach that enables students to learn from one another and collaborate across geographic regions and disciplines to address health challenges.

University of Roehampton, London Online.

The new MPH, Roehampton Online's first health programme, offers online collaboration with a diverse, global student population and expert faculty. Students have the opportunity to combine their professional experience with the public health knowledge gained in the programme to prepare them for imminent changes in the industry.

"Roehampton's online MPH is anchored by a critical awareness that public health challenges are no longer local or national, but global. They are also political, and intimately related to environment and global security," Raymond Lee, Ph.D., a professor of biomechanics at the University of Roehampton who helped develop the online MPH. "The online format of the programme allows students to connect with public health practitioners in other countries and regions, providing them with a global perspective and access to international expertise from a diverse range of disciplines, which won't be available in a traditional classroom."

The MPH programme is designed for professionals and practitioners already working in specific areas relating to public health who are looking to advance their skills and knowledge in the field, as well as those looking to transition to a career in public health. Students may come from a wide range of backgrounds, including healthcare, education, business, government and nonprofit organisations. Together, they learn from the diverse experience within the global classroom while developing an international professional network outside of the classroom.

The MPH joins a growing portfolio of online masters programmes at Roehampton Online, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA), MSc in Project Management, MSc in Information Systems Management, MSc in Strategic Human Resource Management and MSc in Strategic Supply Chain Management, each at an all-inclusive tuition fee of US$10,000. Roehampton Online also recognises relevant work experience in place of a higher degree, such as a bachelor's degree, as an alternative route to admission.

Through these programmes, adult learners around the world gain the critical-thinking skills and practical knowledge they need to expand their expertise and potentially advance their careers. In a collaborative online environment that fosters learning, students engage with a diverse global community through blogs, message boards and chat groups.

For more information on Roehampton Online masters programmes, please visit www.roehampton-online.com/programmes.

About the University of Roehampton, London Online

The University of Roehampton, London, has been providing quality education through its colleges for more than 170 years. The University has one of the most diverse communities of students in the United Kingdom and maintains a strong tradition of commitment to equality. Today, it continues this tradition of excellence by providing working professionals around the world with access to high-quality online masters degree programmes at an exceptional price.

In partnership with online learning expert Laureate International Universities — a global network of high-quality, innovative, accredited institutions of higher education — the University of Roehampton, London Online connects a diverse community of adult learners through an engaging online learning experience. The University's programmes are designed to enrich students' knowledge and help them develop practical skills that can be applied in their job immediately and promote career advancement. For information about Roehampton's online programmes, visit www.roehampton-online.com.

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