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Public Health, MPH

University of Liverpool, the United Kingdom

University of Liverpool

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MPHFull-time1 yearSeptemberGBP 6162 per yearGBP 15251 per year
MPHPart-time2 - 6 yearsSeptemberfind outfind out
MPhilFull-time1 - 4 yearfind outfind outfind out
MPhilPart-time2 - 6 yearsfind outfind outfind out
PhDFull-time2 - 4 yearsfind outfind outfind out
PhDPart-time4 - 7 yearsfind outfind outfind out

About Public Health, MPH - at University of Liverpool

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.

Entry requirements

The MPH programme is available to any University graduate in a health or health related profession, and also to non-health graduates and others approved by the University. This includes: Graduates in medicine of an approved university who have no less than one year (and preferably longer) post registration professional experience; Other health-related graduates of an approved university or other institution who have no less than two years of professional experience; Non-health-related graduates, and others who have satisfied the requirements of approved Exam Boards, or have satisfied the University that they are suitably qualified to undertake a postgraduate course. They must have at least three years approved professional experience, and either completed the final examination of an approved professional institution, or obtained some other qualification approved for this purpose by the University. In addition, applicants require a GCSE Grade C or GCE O Level pass in Mathematics and English, or an equivalent qualification. International applicants International students may apply to undertake the programme; these may include professionals working, for example, in health promotion, policy development and evaluation, in government or non-governmental organisations and other health-related agencies. International students should note that the working language for the programme is English. International qualifications International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines. You can see typically accepted qualifications by country here English language qualifications This is a linguistically demanding programme and students whose first language is not English are required to have passed the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination before commencing the programme. The IELTS reading and writing tests taken by candidates must be the Academic Reading and Academic Writing tests. Where English is the first language, overseas students are usually expected to be able to demonstrate their English language proficiency equivalent to that of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) requirements and we therefore strongly recommend that all overseas applicants take the IELTS examination. The following IELTS standard is required: If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 0.5 (eg you need to improve from 6.0 to 6.5) you should attend the six week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a grade of 1.0 (eg you need to improve from 5.5 to 6.5) you should attend the ten week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 1.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.0) you should attend the 19 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 (eg you need to improve from 4.5 to 6.5) you should attend the 29 week course. If you need to increase your IELTS score by a band of 2.0 or 2.5 (eg you need to improve from 4.0 to 6.0 or 4.0 to 6.5) you should attend the 40 week course. If you require additional English language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at This course will only consider IELTS scores. IELTS 7.5, with no lower than 7.0

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