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Public Health, Master of (full-time) MPH

Public Health, Master of (full-time) MPH

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Public Health is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the efforts of society.

This is the ideal programme if you are a professional or new to the subject and you wish to address today’s problems in public health.

Gain a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree over a year of on-campus study by studying a full-time programme.

You will gain an understanding of how different scientific disciplines can be used to investigate and then develop the best professional practice in epidemiology, public health and social science, ethics and health.

This programme is taught by lecturers at the Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, an interdisciplinary research hub that draws together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care, medical informatics and biomedical and social sciences.

Career opportunities

A MPH is internationally recognised as essential for professional advancement in the fields of public and global health.

Our MPH programmes will prepare you for as career as a global or public health researcher or practitioner, working in the public and NGO sectors, universities and international institutions.

As well as acquiring technical skills in a wide range of public health-related disciplines, you will develop collaborative team working, communication and research skills.


This course will introduce basic concepts of public health, domains of public health practice and encourage exploration of the underpinning values. The course will introduce the multi-disciplinary nature of public health and the kinds of evidence that can be applied to public health problems. The course will consider the breadth of determinants of health and the application of public health approaches in different settings.

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or other related discipline.

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