Public Health, Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 2040

How you will study
part-time, distance

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 2040

All study options

About Public Health at Staffordshire University

  • A 'must have' for anyone aspiring to practice public health in the UK or overseas.
  • Provides a vital understanding of key public health issues.
  • The MPH is an internationally recognised qualification in general public health.

The MPH is an internationally recognised qualification in public health. Public health practice draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and skills. The course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills required for practice in the fields of public and community health, providing broad based training in the core functions and disciplines of public health. The curriculum is based around the syllabus for the Part A examinations of the Faculty of Public Health and includes aspects of all 10 competencies for public health practice.

Anyone inspiring to practice public health in the UK or overseas. Applicants may currently be working in the NHS or other healthcare organisations, in fields such as medicine, nursing, management clinical governance, research, health promotion or professions related to medicine.

The Postgraduate Certificate requires students to study 60 credits worth of modules on the MPH programme. Students are able to choose from the list of modules shown in Course Content.

Course Fees and Finance

The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 60 credits in your first year of study. If you follow this pattern of study you will pay a fee of £2,040 for your first year in 2017/18. You will be invoiced for the modules that you register for each year, so if your study pattern is different from the expected pattern, you will pay more or less each year accordingly.

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni Discount: If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to 15% off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.

Course content

Students are able to choose 60 credits from the list of modules below to make up the Postgraduate Certificate;

  • Epidemiology and Basic Statistics in Public Health (15 credits)

  • Research Methods and Data Analysis in Public Health (15 credits)

  • Public Health Principles and Practice (30 credits)

  • Disease Causation, Prevention and Control (30 credits)

  • Working with Communities for Health Improvement (30 credits)

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyPart-time, DistanceHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2040International course feesGBP 2040

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally: possess an honours degree of class (2:1) or above (awarded by a United Kingdom University) or equivalent; have a minimum of one year working professional experience in a public health role,community, government setting or similar. If you hold a professional qualification, Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) will be considered. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate:

  • A minimum score of 7.0 on IELTS, as administered by the British Council in most countries, or

  • A minimum score of 600 in TOEFL or 250 in the computer based test, or

  • Cambridge Proficiency Grade B

We will also require two references, a copy of your current Curriculum Vitea (VC) and evidence of existing Higher Educational Qualifications.

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