Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.


Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

The Master of Public Health award (MPH) is an internationally recognised qualification in Public Health. It is aimed at a wide range of people from both the UK and abroad, from NHS and non-NHS backgrounds including those in primary or secondary care, health authorities and primary care trusts, nursing and professions related to medicine, health promotion, health care research, health management and anyone wishing to develop a career in public health.

Career choices encompass many disciplines including roles in public health, health promotion, health statistics, epidemiology, clinical governance, health care research, health technology assessment and public health nursing, where they will find that a Masters-level qualification is increasingly required.

During the course students will analyse practice and policy in health care, developing practical and critical skills. They will also gain a sound understanding of associated theories and will have the opportunity to develop their own special interests and embark on academic research.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

7HW019 - Social Perspectives on Health and Health Policy (20 Credits) - Core

The module introduces students to the sociological perspectives needed to understand current health issues. It develops critical understanding of sociological theory, and the skills needed to analyse health policy.

7HW012 - Advanced Research Skills (20 Credits) - Core

Advanced research skills will provide you with an in depth knowledge of the research process. You will acquire practical skills for the design and conduct of research studies, including data collection and analysis. This module will enable you to plan a research study to be carried out independently, in fulfilment of the requirements of the Master?s Dissertation.

7HW011 - Assessing The Health Needs Of Population (20 Credits) - Core

Health needs assessment is a systematic method for reviewing the health issues facing a population leading to agreed priorities and resource allocation that will improve health and reduce inequalities. This module will enable you to critically assess and evaluate ways in which health and social needs are assessed.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, July 2016.

Students need to have one or more of the following: They must have a first or upper second-class honours degree within a health-related field or equivalent - e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing/Health Visiting, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Pharmacy or any other degree deemed appropriate by the award team and any 'non-standard' qualification judged by the award team to be equivalent of the above (e.g. a relevant professional qualification or public health-related experience) would warrant admission to the Postgraduate Certificate programme, successful completion of which will enable transfer to the Masters Award - the same conditions will apply to candidates offering a non-Honours degree. In exceptional circumstances and after a satisfactory interview with the award leader or course team, we would accept a minimum of three years experience at a senior level in a public health or related field.

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