The MPH is the first web-based public health Masters programme in the UK. The programme aims to provide students with the skills needed to develop a critical evidence-based approach to the promotion of public health and primary care.
The programme is suitable for any public health or primary care professional wanting to develop public health or research skills, CPD, top-up training for voluntary registration, public health trainees and the MFPH examination, and fourth-year intercalating medical students.
A number of pathways can be followed through this course leading to different awards, as follows:
MPH - Masters of Public Health: the evidence-based approach
MPH (Public Health)
MPH (Primary Care)
MPH (Health Protection)
MPH (Health Promotion)
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health
Individual Course Units
A two-day residential is held at the University at the beginning of the academic year which students are recommended to attend, although it is not compulsory as the same induction material is available online.
Flexible training packages include a Masters; a postgraduate diploma; a postgraduate certificate and individual courses as part of the Public Health Professional Development (PHPD) programme.
Course units can be taken as part of a programme or individually as stand-alone courses. All course units except the dissertation are worth 15 credits.
-Masters requires 180 credits
-Postgraduate Diploma requires 120 credits
-Postgraduate Certificate requires 60 credits
The dissertation is worth 60 credits and can take one of five options:
-Public health intervention plan
-Public health report
Part-time students are advised to take at least two core course units in the first year of the course, or the first semester for full-time students.