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Public Health, MPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Online
This Public Health course offered at Staffordshire University is designed to expand the knowledge and skills required for practice in the fields of public and community health, providing broad-based training in the core functions and disciplines of public health.

About

The Master of Public Health offered by Staffordshire University is an internationally recognised qualification in public health. Public health practice draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and skills. The curriculum is based around the syllabus for the Part A examinations of the Faculty of Public Health and includes aspects of all 10 competencies for public health practice.

The course will enable students to develop further academic and transferable skills. These will focus on the development of a sophisticated understanding of the concepts of public health and public health practice.

Careers

Students may already be working in a public health organisation, but completion of this course will enhance employment opportunities in a variety of public health areas, including specialist, practitioner, academic or other roles.

This course is for anyone aspiring to practice public health in the UK or overseas. Applicants may currently be working in the NHS or other healthcare organisations, in fields such as medicine, nursing, management, clinical governance, research, health promotion or professions related to medicine.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Epidemiology and Basic Statistics
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis in Public Health 
  • Disease Causation, Prevention and Control 
  • Working With Communities for Health Improvement 
  • Public Health Principles and Practice 
  • Masters' Research Project 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants will normally possess an honours degree of class (2:1) or above or equivalent, and have a minimum of one year’s professional experience working in a public health role, community, government setting or similar. We consider each application on its own merits however, and other qualifications and experience may be considered. Most students will already be working full-time in a related area. For those with a professional qualification, Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) can be considered.
  • We will also require two references, a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV) and evidence of existing Higher Educational qualifications.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6345 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6345 GBP per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6345 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6345 GBP per year and a duration of 30 months.
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