Master of Public Health

Masters of Public Health ( 1 year full-time taught course)

Public Health is the science and art of ensuring that the efforts of society are organised to:
  • prevent disease
  • prolong life
  • promote health
The taught Master of Public Health (MPH) degree currently offered by Centre for Population Health Sciences.  The programme is designed for those who wish to gain an appreciation of how different scientific disciplines can be used to structure enquiry and develop the knowledge base for research and professional practice in epidemiology, public health and social science, ethics and health.
The programme runs full-time over 12 months or part-time over two to three years. The teaching year is divided into two semesters, from September to April, and all teaching of courses falls in these two semesters. Students undertake their dissertation project work between May and August.
The courses listed below are offered as part of the Master of Public Health programme. Selected MPH courses can also be studied on a Continuing Professional Development basis.  All students study the core courses and undertake a dissertation. The remaining course credits, needed for an MPH award (120 for courses, 180 including dissertation), are then accumulated by the student's choice from a wide range of elective courses - listed below. Students may also acquire credits from courses offered by School of Health in Social Science, Graduate School of Social and Political Sciences or Business School, subject to approval of the MPH programme director.
Core studies include introductions to
  • Epidemiology 
  • Qualitative Research
  • Research Ethics
  • Statistics   
  • Systematic Review
Elective courses include
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Epidemiology for Public Health
  • Introduction to Global Health
  • Public Health Research: International Issues 
  • Sociology of Health & Illness   

For more information about the Master of Public Health programme, including details on how to apply and course funding please visit the programme website, or contact the programme administrative team (email).



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