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Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Master of Public Health award (MPH) is an internationally recognised qualification in Public Health. It is aimed at a wide range of people from both the UK and abroad, from NHS and non-NHS backgrounds including those in primary or secondary care, health authorities and primary care trusts, nursing and professions related to medicine, health promotion, health care research, health management and anyone wishing to develop a career in public health.

Distance Learning

Due to a global, national and local focus on public health developments, the Master of Public Health award has increased in popularity over the last few years. The distance learning route allows overseas students to undertake a University of Wolverhampton degree from their own country. The course is also suitable for those unable to travel into University for on-campus courses whether this is due to child-care difficulties, travel issues or general lack of time to enter traditional modules of study.

WLVGlobal features uploading and downloading of module materials such as guides, regulations, reading and research sources/links as well as virtual classrooms whereby students and module leaders can hold discussions to learn collaboratively.

What skills will you gain?

During the course you will analyse practice and policy in health care, developing practical and critical skills – you will also gain a sound understanding of associated theories and will have the opportunity to develop your own special interests and embark on academic research. The programme also covers much of the syllabus required for the Part 1 examinations of the Faculty of Public Health.

Career path

Career choices encompass many disciplines including roles in public health, health promotion, health statistics, epidemiology, clinical governance, health care research, health technology assessment and public health nursing, where you will find that a Masters-level qualification is increasingly required.

Many of our home students have gone on to work within public health departments in the UK and other related areas of health. International students have developed their careers in public health within their own countries of origin. Students have also gone on to work with the WHO, the UN and other international organizations.

Students will also achieve PgCert, PgDip and University Statement of Credit University Statement of Credit awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

Health needs assessment is a systematic method for reviewing the health issues facing a population leading to agreed priorities and resource allocation that will improve health and reduce inequalities. This module will enable you to critically assess and evaluate ways in which health and social needs are assessed.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a good Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent within a health-related field or equivalent - e.g. medicine, dentistry, nursing/health visiting, environmental health, occupational health, pharmacy, or any other degree deemed appropriate by the award team. Any 'non-standard' qualification judged by the award team to be equivalent of the above (e.g. a relevant professional qualification or public health-related experience) would warrant admission to the Postgraduate Certificate programme, successful completion of which will enable transfer to the Masters Award - the same conditions will apply to candidates offering a non-Honours degree. In exceptional circumstances, and after a satisfactory interview with the award leader and/or course team, we would accept a minimum of three years experience at a senior level in a public health or related field.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more