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The essence of public health is to prevent disease, promote health and prolong life. It focusses on populations and is concerned with whole system approaches rather than on individuals. Public health professionals include those from a wide variety of backgrounds including nursing, medicine and dentistry, environmental health, public policy, law and social sciences.

The three functions of public health include the assessment and monitoring of community needs for health and wellbeing, the formulation of policies that promote health and wellbeing and to ensure that equal access to appropriate care and services is prioritised.

Our programme will enable you to develop the appropriate skills through training that covers epidemiology and research methods, statistics, public health foundations and an understanding of the epidemiology of infection, disease and injury. You will also have the opportunity to choose particular modules that suit your future career plans.

The MPH is run in association with the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and the department is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) 

Study Details:

one-year full-time (3-days a week) or two-years part-time (1-2 days a week)

Module Details:

Training involves one-year full-time (3-days a week) or two-years part-time (1-2 days a week) with the option to exit from the course with a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health after successful completion of the taught modules.

The course is modular and provides a range of compulsory and optional modules that will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, practice and experience to improve your understanding of:

  • research methods applicable to population-based research
  • the impact of major communicable and non-communicable diseases on population health globally
  • effective methods of disease prevention and health promotion
  • health inequalities and their effect on health and wellbeing
  • health systems approaches to public health globally
  • public health practice and policy
  • epidemiology and statistics
  • the theory and practice of health promotion
  • ethics and human rights in health practice
  • leadership and management skills.

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Dissertation (60 credits)
The dissertation will enable you to conduct an in-depth piece of work using a range of methods which might include an extended literature review, a systematic review, collection and analysis of primary data or secondary analysis of a quantitative or qualitative dataset that has already been collected. You will be guided through this process by a member of staff who will act as your supervisor. The purpose of the dissertation is to consolidate the learning from the taught and optional modules and from your own prior learning and experience and to further the development of your skills as an independent public health researcher. 

Other courses offered by the Department of Health Sciences include:

MSc in Applied Health Research: https://www.masterscompare.co.uk/masterscourse/university-york/applied-health-research-msc-52380

MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs: https://www.masterscompare.co.uk/masterscourse/university-york/international-humanitarian-affairs-msc-pg-dip-pg-cert-52385

 

Fees

https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Entry Requirements

You should normally be a graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university and be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary knowledge, interest and experience in public health. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and we follow the University’s Equal Opportunities policy.

The Department of Health Sciences’ minimum English language requirement is a total IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component or equivalent. Click link to find out more.

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