Public Health

Public Health

DIU-BCU Dual Award


Program Overview/ Information

Under an academic collaboration between the Daffodil International University (DIU), Bangladesh and Birmingham City University (BCU), United Kingdom (UK), Students of MPH program of DIU will be awarded a separate Master of Public Health (MPH) degree by the BCU, UK after Fulfilment of necessary requirements.

Program Details:

  • Awarding Institution: Birmingham City University
  • Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Official Length of Programme: 1 Year
  • Language of Assessment: English
  • Mode of Study: Full Time


Salient Points:

1. Total Credits: 180

a) Modules (6*20=120 Credits):

b) Dissertation: (60 Credits)

Dissertation work will be directly supervised by the BCU.

Course Code Course Title Credits
PHE7022 Biostatistics 1 20
PHE7023 Research Methodology 20
PHE7024 Public Health Information, Education and Communication 20
PHE7025 Epidemiology I 20
PHE7026 Occupational and Environmental Health 20
PHE7027 Hospital Management 20
PHE7028 Dissertation 60
Total 180

2. Academic Requirements:

a. For the students with MPH degree from DIU:

  1. Students who will enroll in the MPH program of DIU will be directly eligible for the BCU’s Program.

b. For the students with MPH degree from other than DIU.

  1. An MPH degree should be accomplished from the list of the following institutions. The list includes all the Public Universities, BRAC, NSU, AIUB, SUB, and IUB.
  2. CGPA/GPA must be or above 3.5 on the scale of 4.0.
  3. Any academic credential with a GPA below 2.5 is not acceptable.
  4. Students must complete 6 modules mentioned above of MPH program.
  5. If anyone miss any course from 6 modules, they need to complete the required course from the Department of Public Health of Daffodil International University.

3. Cost Structure

Category of Students Fee Provided to the BCU Procedure Fee Total Fee
Alumni Students of DIU £ 1500 (BDT as per pound rate) BDT 25,000 £ 1500 + BDT 25,000
Current Student of MPH Program £ 1500 ( BDT as per pound rate) BDT 9,000 £ 1500 + BDT 9,000
Student with MPH degree obtained from other Universities than DIU £ 1500 ( BDT as per pound rate) BDT 50,000 In this regard, total fee depends on the issues of this core course is accomplished during the MPH degree, no need to take additional courses for being an eligible candidate. Otherwise, students are compiled to complete 6- core courses at DIU.

4. Convocation:

Graduates will be able to attend the Convocation at BCU, UK (at own cost) and collect certificates.

5. Advantages & Prospects:

  • Access of BCU e- library.
  • High Quality Thesis.
  • Opportunity to publish research article in a journal with high impact factor.
  • Supporting and direction in pursuing PhD degree.
  • High advantages in point-based immigration system.
  • Direct Supervision of BCU Professors.