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Public Health MPH or PGDip or PGCert

Public Health MPH or PGDip or PGCert

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Full time | Headington Campus | 12 months | 30-JAN-23

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary


Our successful and innovative MPH in Public Health welcomes UK, EU and international applicants from a wide range of professions. It is ideal if you are seeking to broaden your knowledge and skill set, or are preparing for advancement in your field or career.

The course focuses on the health of communities as a recognised concern to a wide group of professionals. We will show how good health can be a right, not a privilege. And you will discover how health is related to:

  • individual biology
  • genetics
  • behavioural factors
  • social factors
  • environmental factors.

This course is suitable for those seeking a career in public health, people from clinical backgrounds and allied health professionals. If you have a non-health-related degree but have relevant work experience, you are welcome and encouraged to apply.

We offer a range of opportunities to gain work experience with local public health organisations.

Career prospects

You will be expertly equipped to move forward in assessing health impact, planning appropriate interventions and understanding public health policy in general. Our modular based system allows you the flexibility to study at a pace to suit you and your current professional commitments, enabling you to open up the boundaries of your career without taking a break.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Part time also available.


This module explores theoretical and practical aspects of health promotion, including how to develop action plans for health promotion. You will be introduced to behavioural theory as it relates to changes in health behaviour and lifestyle, as well as looking at the larger social dimensions related to lifestyle. The module will also provide you with tools for assessing community health needs, planning health promotion activities, and considering the advantages and disadvantages of engaging communities in developing their own healthy lifestyles.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

You will need a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution. You will need at least six months work experience in a public health related field.

University information

Based in the historic student city of Oxford, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities. It enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence, innovative approaches to learning, and strong links with business and industry. The university welcomes students from more than 140 countries around the world and is proud of its diverse, inclusive community. Oxford Brookes is known for great teaching and equipping students...more