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Key information

Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a multidisciplinary programme of study that aims to provide graduates and holders of relevant medical or non-medical professional qualifications with the advanced academic background required for leadership roles in public health. The course covers the breadth of public health.

It aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge informing the key domains of public health. You will: explore the underpinning theoretical frameworks which draw upon a range of disciplines reflecting the wider determinants of health and ill-health; examine the effectiveness of public health interventions, services and policies; develop skills of critical appraisal through understanding different research designs and methods that are informing an emerging evidence based public health; be able to put public health principles into effect in a variety of settings and appreciate the complexities of evolving public health concerns and population health needs and study the breadth of public health or pursue a specialist pathway that better meets your specific career advancement needs.

All students are enrolled onto the Master of Public Health which addresses the key domains of public health practice. Once accepted onto the course, you may wish to pursue a specialist pathway by selecting the additional required/compulsory modules. If you are interested in the: Primary Care pathway, you will need to select the module Delivering Public Health in Primary Care: from Theory to Practice; Environmental Health pathway will require either the Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science and/or Essentials of Toxicology for Public Health Protection modules; Allied Health pathway will require you to study the Exercise as Medicine module.

Job titles of recent MPH graduates include: Public Health Specialist; Head of Public Health Intelligence; Health Partnership Programme Manager; Health Promotion Campaign Manager; Epidemiologist; Health Data Analyst; Project Coordinator; Public Health Advisor; Health Protection Specialist; Public Health Screening Coordinator; Vascular Prevention Programme Coordinator; Health Improvement Practitioner; Public Health Specialist: Healthy Living; and Lecturer in Public Health . Other MPH students have gone on to PhDs at King's and other universities.

Different course options

Full time | Guy's Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aims of this short (1 week full time) course are to summarise the key concepts in toxicology, exposure assessment and toxicological risk assessment and to examine the scope and uses of toxicology in local agency response to public health and health protection issues. The course will show the strengths and limitations of the information available on many chemicals or chemical cocktails. The discussion of practical health protection examples of toxicological incidents would illustrate the advantages and difficulties of multidisciplinary and multi-agency working in toxicology and the potential for use and development of strategies for investigating and managing toxicological hazards. Students taking the Environmental Health pathway will take one of the following module: Essentials of Environmental Public Health Science or Essentials of Toxicology For Public Health Protection.
Prevention and Control of Disease (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

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 (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours is normally required. Applicants with a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) will be considered where they offer significant work experience in a related field. A degree level professional qualification in an appropriate subject, normally with some experience in the broad field of public health (or primary care for MPH (Primary Care) applicants) will also be considered.