Study patterns: Master of Public Health MPH (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our Master of Public Health (online) programme.

This study pattern highlights the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming academic year. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Master of Public Health (online) - standard (3 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1 Public Health and and Health Improvement
(7NU566)
20 credits

Option A Module*
20 credits

Critical Appraisal and Research Skills
(7NU575)
20 credits

Year 2

Health Protection
(7NU577)
20 credits

Epidemiology and Statistics
(7NU576)
20 credits

Option B Module*
20 credits
Year 3

Independent Scholarship
(7NU997)
60 credits

Independent Scholarship
(7NU997)
60 credits continued
Independent Scholarship
(7NU997)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules: Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice (7NU537); Global Environmental and Public Health Issues (7EV525); Social Consequences of Dementia Care (7NU549); Introduction to Health Promotion (7NU512)

*Option B Modules: Health Economics (7NU572); Psychological Approaches to Behaviour Change (7NU574) 

Master of Public Health (online) - accelerated (2 years) with autumn (September) start

Study PatternAutumnSpringSummer
Year 1

Public Health and and Health Improvement
(7NU566)
20 credits

Health Protection
(7NU577)
   20 credits

Epidemiology and Statistics
(7NU576)
20 credits

Option A Module*
20 credits

Critical Appraisal and Research Skills
(7NU575)
20 credits

Option B Module*
20 credits

Year 2  Independent Scholarship
(7NU997)
60 credits 
Independent Scholarship
(7NU997)
60 credits continued
Independent Scholarship
(7NU997)
60 credits continued

*Option A Modules: Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice (7NU537); Global Environmental and Public Health Issues (7EV525); Social Consequences of Dementia Care (7NU549); Introduction to Health Promotion (7NU512)

*Option B Modules: Health Economics (7NU572); Psychological Approaches to Behaviour Change (7NU574)