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Public Health (MRes) [Web-based Learning]

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Degree awarded
1 year FT, 2-5 years PT
Entry requirements
You should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or the overseas equivalent. Significant relevant research or professional experience may be considered in place of an academic qualification lower than an upper second class honours.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Applicants should submit an online application form.

Applying and registering

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The Public Health MRes programme provides an innovative distance learning research degree which meets the need of researchers in all public health settings from local authorities to Non-Governmental Organisations, both in the UK and worldwide.

The modular nature enables you to design the taught component around your own training needs, and to study this at a distance. The MRes programme provides an introduction to research development, mainly for those currently in the health care workforce who wish to become researchers or pursue a research pathway within their profession. This is done through a combination of coursework and research training.

After completing the taught component, you will be supported in carrying out your own research project or full systematic review. Most of the staff teaching and/or supervising on this programme are from the Institute of Population Health, giving you the opportunity to work alongside international experts in this area.

We offer two MRes programme, one in Public Health and one in Primary Care. Distinction between the two is based on the course units taken and the research topics chosen.

This programme is ideal for Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) who wish to gain a research experience in the field of public health.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MRes (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £6,500
    International students: £11,000
  • MRes (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £750 per unit, dissertation £2,000
    International students: £1,388 per 15 credits, dissertation £2,672

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit:  postgraduate fees .

Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Additional Course Expenses

The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and examinations required for the course, but you are likely to incur some additional costs:

  • Maximum of one core text book per unit (approximately £30 per book)
  • Communication costs for internet use and telephone
  • A statistical software package (approximately £20)

Core text books and a copy of the statistical software are provided free for all international fee paying students.Costs may also be incurred for travel, subsistence and accommodation charges during the following optional events or units:

  • The residential course for first year students
  • UK Leadership and Public Health Strategy blended learning unit
  • Emergency Humanitarian Assistance blended learning unit

Additional expenses

The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of AP(E)L `Accreditation Prior (Experiential) Learning'. The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a Certificate, 45 credits to a Diploma and 60 credits to a Masters.

If an AP(E)L application is successful, the University charges £30 for every 15 credits of AP(E)L. The overall tuition fee is adjusted and then the administrative charge is applied.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Contact name
Irene Kapetanaki
+44 (0)161 275 1648
Academic department overview

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