The School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to contribute to transforming the health and welfare sectors in developing countries and improving the health status of populations.

We would like to encourage you to take a look at the SOPH website to find out more about the programmes we offer and the focus of our public health research.

We have also developed a set of frequently asked questions (FAQS) about the PGD and MPH programmes which we suggest you also take a look at before you proceed with your application

Programmes on offer


The Programme Handbook

This annual report is dedicated to the memory of David Sanders, founding member, inspiration and guide for the Peoples Health Movement.

The School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to contribute to transforming the health and welfare sectors in developing countries and improving the health status of populations. Students can study while they work, and gain credits incrementally towards a Master of Public Health (MPH) or Post Diploma (PGD) in Public Health. These flexible, modular Programmes use text-based and e-learning as its learning media, with optional contact sessions in Cape Town in February/March and June/July every year.