Established in 1989, the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is internationally respected for its multidisciplinary focus and commitment to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health for All principles.
It's a valuable programme if you're working in health, public management, environmental and related fields and want to increase your knowledge and experience of public health practice.
With its modular format and open learning facilities the programme can be studied to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters levels within the University. You can also study with other institutions by using the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
With the understanding this programme will give you, you'll be able to put public health principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice and the interface of applied research.
It forms a core component of the Division of Public Health approved training programmes for:-
- NHS Specialist Registrars in public health, working towards Certificate of Completion of Specialist training.
- non-clinical public health specialist trainees.
- students who wish to go on to complete MFPHM Part A.
Additionally the MPH provides a solid foundation for public health research and practice in a variety of public, NGO, and international settings.
Our students can opt to study full-time over one year or integrate the programme with their jobs and CPD, by studying part-time for two to six years.
Organised into three semesters per year, the programme starts in September. You'll need to attend two days per week (Wednesday, Thursday) for full-time or one day per week (Year One – Wednesday, Year Two – Thursday) for part-time.
We offer 12 weeks of active learning in semesters one and two, followed by one week of assessment. Semester Three (MPH only) is dedicated to your dissertation.
The full-time introductory days in Year One are compulsory. As a Masters, Diploma and Certificate student you'll need to attend these, even if you've opted to study part-time.