Key information
Source: UCAS, January 2016.


Qualification type


Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course summary
Source: UCAS, January 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: UCAS, January 2016.

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | OCT-16

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


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

Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2016.

7HW019 - Health Protection Health Improvement (20 Credits) - Core

This module aims to explore the inter-relationship between the protection of public health (the control of communicable diseases) and the improvement of public health through health promotion strategies. It critically reviews techniques and strategies that are implemented nationally and internationally to both protect and improve health.

7HW015 - Research Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

This module is designed to be studied after or in conjunction with the advanced research skills module where your research proposal is planned and assessed. The outcome of the module is to complete an independent project based on the research plan developed for 7HW012.

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.

Tuition fees
Source: UCAS, January 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: UCAS, January 2016.

You must have a 1st or upper 2nd 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; 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 programme, successful completion of which will enable transfer to the Master's 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 and/or course team, we would accept a minimum of 3 years experience at a senior level in a public health or related field.

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