Public Health, Master | University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 months
26640 GBP/year
10170 GBP/year
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This modular Public Health multidisciplinary programme from University of Birmingham is designed to provide academic training to professionals currently working in, or who wish to work in, the public health field.


The programme covers most aspects of population health and the disciplines underlying the practice of public health: epidemiology, applied health research methods and statistics; health economics; health information and informatics; healthcare public health and health service management; health improvement and health protection; and global health. As well as practising clinicians and those working in public health roles, the course may be of considerable value for those involved (or thinking about becoming involved) in planning and commissioning roles in health services, and life sciences industries, where a knowledge of population health and research methods is highly valued. Its modular nature allows you the flexibility to shape the programme to fit your needs. The programme also covers many of the areas necessary for sitting the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health.

You will study compulsory modules, then choose from a wide range of optional modules. You will also attend a non-assessed introductory week at the beginning of the course which provides an introduction to key concepts in public health.

Why study this course?

Our programme is an internationally recognised qualification in Public Health. It equips students with a broad range of skills that are invaluable for:

  • planning, management and evaluation of health services, for disease prevention, health protection and for health promotion.
  • developing a career in a wide range of professional settings, both within and without Public Health and Epidemiology.

The Public Health multidisciplinary programme from University of Birmingham also covers many of the areas necessary for sitting the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health.


We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods
  • Practical Epidemiology and Statistics
  • Health Information and Health Informatics
  • Health Economics
  • Leadership and Management in Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 Honours degree in a subject relevant to public health, including most biological sciences.
  • Applications are also welcome from medical students in the UK who wish to intercalate.
  • For the Postgraduate Diploma, applications are also considered from those without a relevant Bachelors degree but who hold a relevant professional qualification or have sufficient public health experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26640 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26640 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10170 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £5,085 part-time
  • International: £13,320 part-time

Intercalation option:

  • UK: £10,170
  • International: £26,640
  • UK: £6,780 full-time; £3,390 part-time
  • International: £17,760 full-time; £8,880 part-time
  • UK: £3,390 
  • International: £8,880 

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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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