Our Mission statement: The Master of Public Health (online) programme aims to equip students with evidence-based conceptual and practical tools, to take a critical interdisciplinary approach to public health challenges.

The programme is structured into course modules for qualifications at Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters level.

Study Details:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert online

Module Details:

Year 1 (Postgraduate Certificate)
All students take the following compulsory courses:

Introduction to Public Health (10 credits)
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice (10 credits)
Introduction to Health Promotion (10 credits)
Introduction to Epidemiology and Statistics (20 credits)
Fundamentals of Health Economics (10 credits)
Year 2 (Postgraduate Diploma)
All students take the following compulsory courses:

Public Policy for Health (10 credits)
Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (10 credits)
Research Design for Public and Global Health (10 credits)
Students should choose elective courses totalling exactly 30 credits from the list below.

Year 3 (Masters)
Students who have completed the Diploma level and are eligible to progress to Year Three can choose either to do a dissertation project (if agreed by the programme directors), worth 60 credits, or students in Year Three who choose not to do a dissertation can do a compulsory 20 credit individual project – Integrating Public Health Practice, plus 40 credits of elective courses from the list below.

Elective courses

Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (10 credits)
Societies, Reproduction and Health (10 credits)
Public health approaches to declining health, dying and bereavement (10 credits)
Leadership and Management in Public Health (10 credits)
Intermediate Epidemiology (10 credits)
Project Management for Public Health Programmes (10 credits)
Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in a Global Context (10 credits)
Noncommunicable Diseases in a Global Context (10 credits)
Data Analysis for Epidemiology (10 credits)
Fieldwork Skills for Qualitative Social Research (10 credits)
Systematic Reviews (10 credits)
The Global Burden of Mental Illness (10 credits)
Statistical Modelling for Epidemiology (10 credits)
Data Analysis in Qualitative Social Research (10 credits)


Entry Requirements

Our postgraduate programmes have a strong multi-disciplinary flavour, attracting students with a wide range of different qualifications and professional backgrounds.

We welcome applicants from across the world with clinical, health and social policy, and NGO backgrounds.

You should have a degree in a relevant discipline, equivalent to a UK 2:1 level or above. You will have proven proficiency in English and will be able to meet the minimum computer requirements.

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