The programme is internationally respected for its multidisciplinary focus and commitment to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Health for All principles. A key strength of the programme is the core skills and knowledge it provides in epidemiology, qualitative research methods and evaluation of policy and practice. The programme reflects current changes in national and international policy. The practice of public health is thus very broad and consequently its practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds, as reflected in the broad range of expertise of our staff. Because of this, students have the opportunity to study a varied academic programme in depth, in an environment that is both challenging and supportive. With its modular format and open learning facilities the programme can be studied to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master's levels within the University. You can also study with other institutions by using the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). You can also take any of the modules as CPD.
Semester 1 modules include: Health and society; health improvement; epidemiology and statistics for public health 1; public health protection. Semester 2 modules include: Qualitative research methods; epidemiology and statistics for public health 2; management of health systems; evidence based public health.
Course Additional Entry
The programme is available to any university graduate in a health or healthrelated profession, and also to non'health graduates and others approved by the University. This includes: Graduates in medicine of an approved university who have no less than one year (and preferably longer) post registration professional experience; other health'related graduates of an approved university or other institution who have no less than two years of professional experience; non'health'related graduates, and others who have satisfied the requirements of approved exam boards, or have satisfied the University that they are suitably qualified to undertake a postgraduate course. They must have at least 3 years approved professional experience, and either completed the final examination of an approved professional institution, or obtained some other qualification approved for this purpose by the University. In addition, applicants require a GCSE Grade C or GCE O Level pass in Mathematics and English, or an equivalent qualification. Students whose 1st language is not English will require an IELTS score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each component).
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|MPH||£17,950 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|MPH||£8,000 Academic year. First year home fees|