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Full time | City Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

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.

Career Paths

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.

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. It is a recommended public health tool to provide evidence about a population on which to plan services and address health inequalities. It provides an opportunity to engage with specific populations and enable them to contribute to targeted service planning and resource allocation and it provides an opportunity for cross-cultural partnership working and the development of creative and effective interventions (HDA, 2010). This module will enable you to critically assess and evaluate ways in which health and social needs are assessed. You will consider the theory and practice of health needs assessment and evaluation by critical examination of theoretical, conceptual and practical issues; some of the topics you will explore include Health Equity Audit, Health Economics and Health Informatics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should have a good Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent in a health related area (health related being public health, health and social care, public health nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, health psychology, dentistry) or any other degree deemed appropriate by the Admissions Tutor. Qualification in medicine (with a focus on public health medicine or community medicine) A 2:2 degree in a health related topic (see criteria above) with additional public health experience may be considered.

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