The MPH (International Health), aligned with our Masters of Public Health, is a specific pathway to meet the needs of students wishing to study public health with an emphasis on international health issues.
The course aims to give you broadly based theoretical knowledge and the skills required in public health practice, including a sound evidence base for public health and the skills to manage, initiate, implement and assess changes.
We offer optional in-depth modules in epidemiology and statistics.
- Linked to both the well established MPH and our MSc in Applied Epidemiology
- Flexible modular structure allows for different pathways through the course
- Wide range of optional modules
- Our students come from a variety of backgrounds
- International students may only study full-time
The programme has three major components:
These are related to the essential public health disciplines. Students study generic material in Semester 1 before moving on to studying International Health across Semester 2.
- Research Methods in Epidemiology with Basic Statistics
- Introduction to Health Care Systems
- Evaluation Techniques
- Theory and Practice in Public Health
- International Health
- Protocol and Dissertation for Masters
These allow students to develop individual interests. You are advised to plan carefully to ensure a balance of credit across the semesters.
A full description of all modules can be found at the bottom of this page.
Students undertake an extended project of their choice focussing on an international health issue or that makes use of and develops generic analytical skills by applying them to international health data. This leads to a dissertation, designed to integrate knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course.
It is expected that students from overseas will bring with them ideas and material suitable for their project, and may discuss these in advance with staff.
Modules shared with other courses
Please see a more detailed list of modules available within the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health - including which semester they are taught.
You will need to complete a total of 180 credits for the Masters course:
- 75 credits from core modules
- 45 credits from optional modules
- 60 credits from your dissertation
- International students are expected to attend the International Office Welcome Programme to help them to settle into Nottingham
- The course begins in late September/early October, when all students are expected to attend the School's taught compulsory Introductory Week (Monday-Friday inclusive)
- Core modules are taught on Wednesdays and Thursdays in both Semester 1 and Semester 2
- Optional modules are taught on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays. Students attend depending on their choice of modules
Full-time students attend on both days; Part-time students attend on Wednesdays in Year 1 and on Thursdays in Year 2.
- Teaching methods vary in line with the objectives of the course but include a range of methods from lectures to private study, and from guided and independent group exercises to problem-based and self-directed learning.
- Use of the Internet, the virtual learning environment (WebCT) and email is expected, and appropriate training and support given. Students will also learn to use Stata statistical software
Assessment methods vary and include:
- written assignments demonstrating different styles of writing
- verbal communication skills
- analysis of data
Depending on your chosen pathway, you may also complete further verbal and poster presentations. Some work is assessed as group work.
- Assessments may take place during timetabled sessions, but most are prepared by students in their own time
- The pass mark for the Masters is 50 per cent, and the pass mark for the Diploma is 40 per cent
Check if the course is right for you
Check here to see if:
- you have enough time to dedicate to the course
- you have the basic academic skills
- there any special considerations for overseas applicants