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Master of Public Health (MPH)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

01-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This full-time course merges the study of epidemiology, biostatistics and health research methods with public health skills. It will suit those with both medical and non-medical backgrounds who are interested in developing their research skills and public health career. Course lecturers are leaders in academic fields of statistics, epidemiology (chronic diseases and infectious diseases) and health services research. Guest speakers include public health professionals with experience in developing, managing and implementing interventions in public health.

You will have a unique opportunity to study two modules from the MSc in International Health Management at Imperial College Business School: Health Economics and Health Policy, Systems and Financing. The WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training offers some opportunities to students on the MPH Course to visit different multilateral agencies and international organisations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Further onsite work visits are organised to support quality improvement initiatives in the local NHS Trusts, through the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Northwest London. You have opportunities to undertake a summer research project with a wide range of NHS and public health organisations, global health institutions, and think-tank groups.

Streams

You have the choice of two streams:

  • Health Services and Systems Stream
  • Global Health Stream

The Health Services and Systems stream focuses on the theory and practice of health promotion and health service management. The key themes that define this stream are: quality improvement in health care, health intelligence, and population health improvement.

The Global Health stream is orientated towards training students for a Global Health career. The stream seeks to expand your understanding of the manifestations of health challenges within the context of low-and middle-income country settings, as well as the supranational governance structures and processes involved in tackling these challenges. The stream also discusses global health innovations aimed at enhancing health outcomes. MPH students will also share a number of core modules and lectures with the MSc in Epidemiology and Health Data Analytics and Machine Learning degree courses.

In public health, the focus is on populations and communities rather than individual patients. There are a number of career options in research, public or government services or voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations. Starting from a common core, students may develop into roles ranging from public health analysts, health services researchers, communicable disease control consultants, environmental epidemiologists, health policy advisors or directors of public health.

This degree is not accredited by any particular agency or professional body. This means our curriculum is not restricted by specific criteria, allowing us to design, develop and deliver an innovative and comprehensive public health curriculum which responds to the most recent developments in public health – this includes our own research discoveries. This sets us apart from courses in countries such as the US and Canada, where accreditation requirements are not suitable for a UK based programme. However, the core aims and outcomes of this degree do adhere to the European standards laid out by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation.

Modules

This module showcases some key public health challenges along with cutting-edge epidemiological research. Through navigating a range of infectious and non-communicable diseases, the module aims to impart an understanding of how core public health principles and epidemiological concepts are applied to real-life challenges.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

13,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

37,800

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in science subject or an MBBS medical degree. Suitable applicants are likely to be those with a background in medicine, health sciences, biological sciences or environmental sciences.

Department profile

Get your head start at Imperial with our wide range of Master’s programmes. Our postgraduate courses draw on recognised excellence in research to help you advance your career in academia, healthcare or industry. Medical and healthcare expertise is more important than ever. Make your mark on the medical world with a postgraduate degree from Imperial College London. We will equip you with the latest skills and techniques enabling you to bring...more