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Master of Public Health MPH

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Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is ideal if you’re working in public health and you wish to improve your skills and broaden your knowledge in ways that provide you with more autonomy and expertise in public health practice. In this course you develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a Public Health Practitioner who can lead, develop and evaluate public health projects, critically explore health organisations and health care provision.

Course description

  • Develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a Public Health Practitioner who can lead, develop and evaluate public health projects
  • Critically explore health organisations and health care provision
  • You will investigate public health approaches used toward health protection and promotion for individual, community and population health
  • Gain a deep, conceptual understanding that enables evaluation of current research in order to use the best evidence base
  • Develop a critical understanding of the wider determinants of health and interventions aimed at reducing health inequalities.

If you’re a public health worker, such as a community nurse, environmental health practitioner, health promotion officer, community health worker, or if you have a medical or health background, this course will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop, and evaluate public health projects in a multi-disciplinary environment.

The course is structured to allow knowledge transfer between home and overseas students, enabling you to benefit from best practice from all over the world. You’ll study the underlying causes, mechanisms and potential public health intervention strategies aimed at reducing health inequalities. Elements of the course have a global perspective, so you’ll get to study global, environmental and public health issues to gain an international perspective. If you’re an international student you’ll be able to study topics that are directly relevant to your native country, as well as looking at UK specific issues.

The Masters of Public Health programme allows progression in terms of further qualifications and employment. The Masters is a good basis for further study in the form of a PhD or Professional Doctorate. It will also improve the employment prospects of students by providing an informed insight into current multi–disciplinary practises employed in the evolving public health arena. From a wider perspective the programme provides a suitable qualification for those working in allied areas.

The course duration is 1 year full time and up to 5 years part time.

Modules

Health Protection - Core
Public Health and Health Improvement - Core
Independent Scholarship (60 Credits) - Core
Critical Appraisal and Research Skills in Health - Core
Epidemiology and Statistics - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: EITHER a minimum of a lower second class Honours degree (2:2) or above in a public health related science from a UK university, the CNAA or an overseas equivalent with National Agency for the Recognition and Comparison of International Qualifications and Skills (NARIC) approval OR qualifications and experience considered to be equivalent to the above.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more