Cost of course
UK/EU: £7,245*
INT: £7,650*

*Prices correct for 2017/18 new students. Subject to annual increase in September 2018

Course length
3 years of part time study
Start dates
September, January and May
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Discovering Online Learning - 22 March 2018
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Course code: OLPBM    Level: 7

*From September 2018 our Master of Public Health is being redeveloped to meet the requirements of the recent changes in the public health landscape. Want to find out what we’re doing? Find out more now.

If you want to join the current online Master of Public Health in May 2018, you will be able to transfer any credits gained onto the new Master of Public Health course in September 2018 (*subject to the new Master of Public Health being successfully validated).

The Master of Public Health can help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a public health practitioner who can lead, develop, and evaluate public health projects in a multi-disciplinary environment. This course is ideal if you are aiming towards, or currently working within public health and looking to improve your autonomy and expertise in public health practice.

Who is the Master of Public Health course for?

Anyone working in a multi-disciplinary role in public health including:

  • health care professionals
  • environmental health practitioners
  • health visitors
  • doctors
  • nurses
  • psychologists

You may already be working in public health, or looking to progress into this career and want to improve your skills and broaden your knowledge in ways that provide you with an improved level of independence and expertise to work within public health practice.

Why choose the Master of Public Health course?

Upon completion of this course you will be able to understand and evaluate the wider determinants of health and a full range of interventions which are available to prevent or mitigate stressors and thereby protect human health. You will also develop a deeper understanding of the determinants of health and interventions aimed at reducing health inequalities.

A number of modules are also shared with other programmes such as health psychology and environmental health reflecting on the multi-disciplinary nature of public health within this course.

You will also learn the necessary intervention strategies that will enable you to conduct public health research from primary data collection to analysis/ evaluation and conclusions.

Adopting a community based practitioner approach

This course will teach you to adopt a community based practitioner approach to your work, giving you the ability to think strategically, analytically and critically across the breadth of public health. You will also learn the necessary intervention strategies that will enable you to conduct public health research from primary data collection to analysis/ evaluation and conclusions. The course aims to give you a systematic understanding of current issues and / or new insights in public health in both the UK and internationally, allowing you to develop a holistic view and approach to public health practice.

A global approach to public health

Real life issues and case studies are built into each module to reflect public health in a global context, ensuring you gain an international perspective into environmental and public health issues whether you are a UK based or international student.

Choose from three postgraduate awards

Tailor the course to suit your needs and achieve a Postgraduate Certificate within 12 months, a Postgraduate Diploma in 2 years and a Masters within 3 years.

You will be taught by an academic team that is made up of public health specialists, health psychologists and environmental health specialists who have worked in the industry and bring a depth of knowledge and experience to the course.

Listen to what the Public Health academic has to say about the course

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Programme Specification

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