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Public Health (International)

University of Leeds

12 months
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This Public Health (International) course from University of Leeds is designed (12-month variant) to provide public health professionals with an advanced understanding of the health needs of populations and how to effectively intervene to strengthen international health systems.


Through our course you’ll gain a detailed insight into innovative solutions to address modern global health challenges. Through studying with our expert staff, you can benefit from their real world knowledge and experience, positioning you to join the global community of professionals working to improve the provision of healthcare around the world.

Course highlights

  • Analyse health policy and health service issues using epidemiological and statistical tools to critically review evidence.

  • Develop the essential skills to improve existing (and build new) health services programmes and management systems.

  • Evaluate different strategies for disease control to select the most effective and feasible programmes.

  • Discuss ethical issues to adopt and justify appropriate ethical stances.

  • Benefit from an international learning environment, with fellow-professionals from a range of countries and areas of expertise.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this Public Health (International) course from University of Leeds have gone on to work in:

  • ministries of health
  • international organisations
  • civil society organisations
  • universities
  • consulting firms
  • private health providers

The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development has taught international health and development programmes at Leeds for over 30 years and so has a large alumni network of:

  • public health specialists
  • health systems experts
  • health managers
  • planners holding senior positions around the world

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Master of Public Health International: Dissertation
  • Global and Public Health
  • Health Systems Research Methods
  • EITHER: Principles of Public Health
  • Principles of Health Management, Planning and Policy 
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Human Resources Planning and Management for Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A medical degree or bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) or equivalent qualification in a related discipline (eg medicine, health, science, social sciences, management or administration).
  • All applicants must have a minimum of two years’ full-time professional work experience in a health service or developing health system in a low-middle income country (please note that we cannot count internships, lab-based positions or work-based training towards the entry requirement).
  • In exceptional cases, we may accept extensive work experience in health services or health systems for applicants who do not fully meet the stated academic requirements.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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