B.Sc. On Campus

Public Health

Abu Dhabi University

48 months
499 EUR/credit 14970 EUR/year
499 EUR/credit 14970 EUR/year
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Through this Public Health program from Abu Dhabi University, the only undergraduate program of its kind in the UAE, you will have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of the people in your community by focusing on tackling the underlying causes of ill health, promoting health and wellbeing, and addressing health inequalities.   


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Determinants of Public Health
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Community and Public Health Nutrition
  • Chronic and Infectious Diseases  
  • Practice of Health Promotion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE: Achieving the minimum average of 45% on completing grade 12 
    • 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. Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling. 
    • 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

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  • International

    14970 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 499 EUR per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    14970 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 499 EUR per credit during 48 months.
  • Abu Dhabi: 1890 AED
  • Al Ain: 1890 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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