Designed to provide academic training to professionals currently working in, or who wish to work in, the public health field, students attend compulsory modules then choose from a wide range of approved modules. Students also have to attend a non assessed introductory week at the beginning of the course which provides an introduction to Public Health in particular in the context of health services in the UK.
If you wish to study this programme to Postgraduate Diploma level then you will need to complete the taught elements of the programme but will not need to complete a dissertation.
This modular multidisciplinary programme in Public Health at the University of Birmingham is designed to provide academic training to professionals currently working in, or who wish to work in, the public health field.
As well as practising clinicians, the course may be of considerable value for those involved (or thinking about becoming involved) in senior management in health services, as it covers most aspects of population health including epidemiology, statistics, health economics and health service management.
Its modular nature allows the flexibility for participants to shape the programme to fit their needs in a way that ensures maximum utility with minimum disruption. Moreover, the course is delivered in an environment that combines the pragmatism and ‘can do’ spirit of a modern dynamic health service with the rigour, discipline, and high standards of a premier Russell Group University.
The course covers many of the areas necessary for sitting the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health.
The MPH programme can be studied either full-time, part-time or over up to five years by flexible learning. Overseas students may only study the MPH full-time. Teaching takes place in one-week blocks.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Introduction to Public Health
- Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods
- Practical Epidemiology and Statistics
- Health Information and Health Informatics
- Principles of Health Technology Assessment
- Health Economics
- Introduction to Leadership and Management in Health
- Health Care Evaluation and Commissioning
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesPublic Health View 759 other Masters in Public Health in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- This programme is open to those with a good first degree in any subject of relevance to public health; this includes most biological sciences. Applications are also welcome from UK medical students who wish to intercalate.
- For the diploma, applications are also accepted from those with a relevant professional qualification or sufficient Public Health experience at the appropriate level without a primary degree, e.g. registered nurses. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the course administrator.
International23310 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23310 GBP per year and a duration of .
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of .
- MPH: £9,250 FT, £4,625 PT
- PGDip: £6,167 FT, £3,083 PT
- PGCert: £3,083 FT, £3,083 PT
- MPH: £23310 FT
- PGDip: £15,540 FT
- PGCert: £7,770 FT
- As a UK resident you can apply for a government loan for postgraduate Masters study. This is a contribution towards the costs of study and whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs will be at the discretion of the student.
- The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is offering a number of Global Scholarships for Excellence for outstanding students on our postgraduate taught programmes. The value of each award is £2,000 to be off-set against tuition fees, is tenable for one year only and cannot be deferred to a later year.
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last year
Check the official programme website for potential updates.