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Key information

Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills base to pursue a career in public health or other health-related leadership roles. A MPH is an internationally recognised qualification opening up many employment opportunities throughout the world. The curriculum for the MPH at Queen’s is aligned very closely to the syllabus for the professional exams for the UK Faculty of Public Health. Students will also be exposed to a wide range of public health leaders and practitioners who are working in the field of Public Health, making real changes to benefit the health of populations. There is an emphasis on global aspects of public health and emerging threats and challenges and the course attracts students from all over the world.

On completion of the course graduates are well placed to undertake the professional examinations of the UK or Irish Faculty of Public Health and may go on to pursue a career in Public Health, either locally in the UK/Ireland or nternationally, including careers focussed on the health needs of LMIC’s. Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to network with prospective employers. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module discusses the collection of demographic data, demographic analysis techniques and health effects of population characteristics. It also demonstrates understanding of epidemiological concepts and methodologies, and the appropriate interpretation of descriptive and analytic epidemiological study findings. The basic principles of theory and practice in qualitative health research are discussed and critical assessment and appropriate interpretation of published health evidence demonstrated.

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

Applicants should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree or above in a health-related subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Evidence of equivalent professional qualifications or experience may be considered, where an applicant does not meet the prerequisite academic requirement. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview.

Department profile

The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences at Queen’s University has a reputation for excellence in education and research - a reputation which is reflected in our position in the Top 200 Universities in the World (QS World Rankings 2019). Through our research, we strive to address some of the world’s greatest challenges in health, food and the environment. To meet these challenges, our academic staff undertake world-leading research...more