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Master of Public Health MPH

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Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


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 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.

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


Epidemiology and Statistics (20 Credits) - Core
Health Protection (20 Credits) - Core
Independent Scholarship (60 Credits) - Core
Public Health and Health Improvement (20 Credits) - Core
Critical Appraisal and Research Skills in Health (20 Credits) - Core

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

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. All students applying via this route will be assessed and where necessary interviewed by the Programme Leader.

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