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Public Health (MPH) [Web-based Learning]

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Degree awarded
1 year FT, 2.5 -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

Number of places/applicants
Typically 80 places.
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 Master of Public Health (MPH) offers an innovative approach to learning, which meets the training needs of health professionals interested in a career in public health or those seeking new skills in this area.

Contemporary public health practice requires practitioners to be adaptable and flexible, with a broad experience of a range of subject areas. This programme will equip you with:

  • The skills and knowledge to apply to public health concerns at local, national and international level
  • The ability to apply relevant theory and scientific principles to practical situations
  • The capability of meeting core-competencies in public health

We offer a number of different pathways including:

  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Master of Public Health

Those with an interest in a more specialised approach to public health can opt to take one of our MSc degree streams in Health Promotion, Primary Care, Global Health and Global Health and Emergency Humanitarian Assistance.


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

  • MPH (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £6,750
    International students: £12,500
  • MPH (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £750 per 15 credits and £750 for dissertation
    International students: £1,388 per 15 credits and £1,388 for dissertation
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £750 per 15 credits
    International students: £1,388 per 15 credits
  • PGDip (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £6,000
    International students: £11,104
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £750 per 15 credits
    International students: £1,388 per 15 credits

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
Keisha Hunt
+44 (0)161 305 1648
Academic department overview

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