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The Public Health program from Abu Dhabi University  defines the core areas of public health – epidemiology, health promotion, environmental health, biostatistics, health service administration, health policy management and social and behavioural science. Emphasis will be on complex health issues such as the control of communicable diseases and the improvement of health care policies. You will be able to specialize in a range of fields including health policy management, environmental health and health promotion.

You will research public health challenges common to both the UAE and global communities, compare private and public health sectors within the UAE and outline strategies for the improvement of all areas in the UAE’s public health sphere.The reputation of our students and faculty in the market means we are regularly invited to work with Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DOH) - on public awareness campaigns, the hosting of the DOH Public Health Forum at ADU and other health related initiatives. This gives you a multitude of volunteer opportunities to put the theory into practice at the same time as positively influencing the health of the community in which you live.

Introduction to Public Health is also offered as a stand-alone course (elective) and is hugely popular. Students can study a minor in Public Health and Happiness and Positive Psychology will also be offered as an elective course available to all students. 

Career opportunities

This program will prepare you to move into the field of public health employment. Many organizations within the public, private and voluntary sector offer career opportunities including health authorities, insurance companies, hospitals and public health research centers. A variety of occupational roles are possible within the areas of health services administration, bio-statistics/epidemiology, health education/behavioural science, environmental health, nutrition and public health practice.Graduates of this program have gone onto work in organizations such as Daman National Health Insurance, Department of Health -  Abu Dhabi, SEHA and Abu Dhabi National Rehabilitation Center.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Global Issues in Environmental Health
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Introduction to Happiness and Positive Psychology
  • Health Sociology
  • Principles of Health Promotion
  • Community and Public Health Nutrition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • British System (IGCSE & GCE): Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.
  • Canadian & American High School Diplomas: Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average C+ grade or 2.5/ 4.0
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10560 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42244 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    10560 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42244 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Abu Dhabi: 172,800 AED
  • Al Ain: 138,000 AED

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

  • 5000 - 8600 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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