Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions:Summer Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


36 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with the part-time Master of Public Health in Health Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. This dynamic program integrates the latest industry insights and advancements to prepare professionals for leadership roles in the ever-evolving field of public health.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in a curriculum designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to address public health issues at local, national, regional, and international levels. As a part-time degree, this program offers flexibility without compromising the depth of expertise gained in health economics. Join us in shaping the future of public health through a lens of economic evaluation and policy influence.


The Masters of Public Health (MPH) program at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a comprehensive journey designed to empower graduates to become leaders in public health. The Health Economics field of study within the MPH program delves into economic evaluation and micro-economics applied to health, providing graduates with the expertise to navigate complex health challenges.

In this specialized field, graduates will master health economic evaluation applicable to the sub-Saharan African context. They will adeptly apply economic approaches to inform policy decisions on resource allocation and offer technical advice to policymakers, influencing health behaviors through economic policy levers. Join a program that goes beyond conventional boundaries, preparing professionals to tackle public health challenges with a strategic economic perspective.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree of at least four years duration in dental science, medicine, surgery, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, Bachelor of Science Honours with a minimum of a 65% average.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences with Honours in psychology or sociology, social work, or another relevant field with a minimum of a 65% average.

Application Documentation:

  • Written motivation detailing reasons for applying and alignment with career goals.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, including relevant research and work experience.
  • Two referee reports.
  • Certified copies of prior qualifications.
  • Original transcripts of qualifications.
  • For foreign qualifications, evaluation from SAQA.
  • English competency certificate or evidence of prior undergraduate training in English.

Entry into the program is subject to review by a selection panel. Visit the School website for more information.

  • Orientation to Public Health
  • Health Measurement
  • Health and Society
  • Approaches to Population Health
  • Designing Effective Public Health Programs
  • Health Measurement
  • Health Care Financing

the fee for the programme is 23496ZAR

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the MPH program with a focus on Health Economics can anticipate a myriad of career opportunities. Future outcomes include leadership roles as health economists, policy influencers, and consultants, actively contributing to shaping the landscape of public health. With a deep understanding of economic approaches, graduates are poised for impactful careers in academia, research, and policy development.

Visa Requirements:

For visa information, please visit South Africa page for student visa and student life.