Master of Public Health (MBA)

the United Kingdom

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The award
MBA

How long you will study
years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1155 per module

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14250 per total

All study options

About Master of Public Health at University of Derby

  • 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.

This course is ideal if you're working in public health and wish to improve your skills, and broaden your knowledge in ways that provide you with more autonomy and expertise in public health practice.

Global perspectives

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.

Experienced teaching team

Our teaching team are friendly, approachable, and include public health specialists, environmental health practitioners, biomedical scientists, and psychologists. They will provide you with a broad perspective on public health issues that is firmly based in practice through case studies.

Public health specialists may mentor and support you throughout the course and research opportunities with the public health team may be available.

Practical course

This is a practical course with a focus on case studies, scenarios and practice in the community run in partnership with the public health team at Derby City Council.

You will have the opportunity to learn using our state of the art facilities including our Interactive Immersive Simulation Suite that creates a real life environment for students allowing the application of theory to practice in a safe space forging critical discussion as a way to move forward.

Note that it does not provide readiness for the Faculty of Public Health examination (Part A).

Accreditations

The Master of Public Health programme has been mapped to the Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework, the Practitioner Competencies of the United Kingdom Public Health Register and the overarching nine key competency areas of the Functions of the Local Public Health System.

There are no accreditations with this programme.

Who you'll meet

You will meet a multi-professional team of lecturers that are experts in their field from Public Health, Health, Environmental Health and Psychology. The programme team have good employer links especially Derby City Council Public Health Department who will be part of the Programme delivery team. An academic personal tutor will be allocated to each MPH student, from within the programme team, at the beginning of the programme.

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 awardMBAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 1155 per moduleInternational course feesGBP 14250 per total

Entry requirements

Admissions to this programme are consistent with those of a Regulatory Framework for Postgraduate Taught Programmes.

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.

Additionally, International students will be expected to demonstrate their proficiency in English and would normally be expected to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above in all areas, subject to academic discretion.

  • International students with a visa are required to study on campus

The final decision regarding admission will be with the MPH Programme Leader.

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