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Public Health, MPhil

University of Warwick, the United Kingdom

University of Warwick

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About Public Health, MPhil - at University of Warwick

The Masters in Public Health (MPH) course is an interdisciplinary degree, drawing upon expertise across a wide range of subject areas and seeks to explore the complexity of Public Health issues in the UK and internationally.

The course aims to provide relevant qualifications to meet national and international needs for a skilled public health workforce and to prepare students for further academic study with a view to academic careers.

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding in a wide range of public health areas.

This is reinforced with the optional modules offered on the course, allowing students to pursue their own health-related interests.

Overall, the course aims to provide a focused learning experience, suitable for full- and part-time, UK and international students in a stimulating research-led teaching environment.

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Harindi Bhagya

I would recommend the MPH to students who have an interest in aspects of public health. There are many possibilities in terms of careers following the course. There are a number of career routes available.

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Rebecca Crosby

I would recommend the course to a lot of people, I personally had a good experience with it. I liked the fact alongside a few compulsory modules you could choose from a wide range of options to complement previous research/topic knowledge or to expand your learning further.

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Saran Shantikumar

The MPH programme at WMS will give you the confidence to become a competent and valuable public health practitioner.

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 Full TimePart TimeMPH1 Year3 YearsPGDip1 Year2 YearsPGCert1 Year1 YearQuick Links Who is the course for?The course is particularly aimed at people currently involved in the practice of aspects of public health, people seeking membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health, people working in health promotion and those interested in pursuing academic careers within public health.

Course content

Core modules:

  • Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Practice of Public Health
  • Sociology of Health, Health Policy and the Social Determinants of Health
  • Issues in Public Health

Optional modules:

  • Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Health Care available onsite or via distance learning
  • Design, Analysis and Interpretation of Epidemiological Research
  • International Health Policy
  • Health Screening
  • Public Mental Health and Wellbeing: measurement, determinants and promotion
  • Introduction to Management in Health Service Organisations
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Health
  • Introduction to Health Economics (for non-economists)

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Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years work experience.

All applicants require experience within the public health field, either paid or voluntary, ideally for 3 years.

Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

International students will also be required to show sufficient competence in English (IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6).

Teaching methods

Teaching is generally organised within one week intensive study blocks. Teaching methods include lectures, seminar and group work, and students will have opportunity to draw on their academic and work experience.

Parts of the course are taught by visiting or guest clinical or academic lecturers.


Each module is assessed by a 4,000 word written assignment.

Professional Project assessment requires completion of a student-directed project, with a written report of 8-10,000 words.

Student opinions:Having got onto the UK public health training scheme I opted to do my MPH at Warwick Medical School due to the University’s excellent reputation and varied research interests of the academic staff at the medical school.The MPH was intellectually stimulating and provided an opportunity to meet other physicians and professionals with interests in public health from around the world, and build a network that I continue to interact with both professionally and socially. It provided a strong basis for my career in public health medicine, and excelled in providing the knowledge across the different domains of public health which I use in my daily practice.Dr Daniel Todkill, MBChB, MPH, BSc (hons)Speciality Registrar in Public Health Medicine,West Midlands Deanery

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University of Warwick to find course entry requirements.

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