This is a full time programme that prepares medical doctors for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree. During the three years the programme prepares the graduates for the DrPH degree. Guidance will be provided by experienced, dedicated and qualified lecturers to ensure that the candidates are kept in touch with innovative, up to date developments in public health-related issues and community based developments.

Duration of the Programme

The DrPH program comprises 78 credit hours of course work and 30 credit hours dedicated to research. This program spans over a period of three years.

The degrees awarded : DrPH ( Health Promotion ) - 3 years

Facilities and Resources

To support your study, the university provides various facilities and resources:
  • Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Rahman Ya'kub (PeTARY)
  • Computing facilities

Programme Schedule

  • Intake is once a year, normally in September of every year.
  • Course type : Dr PH - Coursework, Field Posting and Research.
  • DrPH - Course work ( 78 credit hours ) and research project ( 30 credit hours )

Entry Requirement

Candidate must possess the following qualifications :

  • Candidate possess MPH degree from UNIMAS or other institutions of higher learning approved by the Senate.
  • Pass the entrance examination.
  • Registered with the Malaysian Medical Council ( for local students )
  • English proficiency with at least IELTS band 6.0.

Course Fee

Malaysian student RM 24,448.00
International student RM 56,540.00

Fees include administrative, tuition and course materials for the duration of the programme. Further payment will be required if the students extend their studies.

Further Information

Dr Anselm Su Ting

DrPH Programme Coordinator,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 585526
Email :