MRes Public Health (Web-based Learning) / Overview
Year of entry: 2022
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- Degree awarded
- 1 year FT, 2 years PT, 3-5 years PT
- Entry requirements
We require a minimum of an Upper Second 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.
If you fail to meet the required entry criteria, applications will be considered on an individual basis, but you may be required to enrol initially on another route, such as a PGCert or PGDip. You may be allowed to progress to the full MRes course if you pass the course at the required master's level.
This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from The University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon successful completion of their third year.
- Number of places/applicants
- 200 places
- How to apply
Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible. Late applications may be considered.
We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- Learn the skills to address public health concerns at a local, national and international level.
- Gain the skills to enter a public health research career if you currently work in healthcare.
- Fit study around other commitments with online learning.
- Learn through coursework and research training, tailoring the taught component to your own needs through a choice of optional units.
- Open up a career in health science research if you undertake a PhD after completing this course.
- Study at a university ranked 6th in the UK, 8th in Europe and 27th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).
- We offer a number of units as standalone credited CPD.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:
MRes (full-time distance learning)
UK students (per annum): £10,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,500
MRes (part-time distance learning)
UK students (per annum): £1050 per 15 credits and £4200 for dissertation
International, including EU, students (per annum): £2,050 per 15 credits and £8,200 for dissertation
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
All fees for entry may be subject to a yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year.
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.
You may be eligible for a postgraduate loan if you choose the one-year full-time or two-year part-time course. Please check the government's eligibility criteria .
The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and assessments required for the course.
Costs may also be incurred for travel, subsistence and accommodation charges during the following optional events or units:
- the face-to-face induction (first year)
- the Arts and Public Health blended learning unit
- the Intercultural Public Health blended learning unit
- the Engaging the Hard to Reach for Health Gain blended learning unit
- the Infection, Prevention & Control blended learning unit
- the Nutrition and Public Health blended learning unit
- the Geneva Winter School
In 2020/21 our residential and blended units were online.The Geneva Winter School did not run in 2020, but special WHO webinars were arranged instead.
We hope to offer blended units, induction and the Geneva Winter School face-to-face in the 2021/22 and 2022/23 academic years, but this will be dependent on relevant legislation and guidance.
Cost of AP(E)L
The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L). The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to a master's.
If your 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 administrative charge applied.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
There may be an opportunity to offer Commonwealth Scholarships to excellent young nationals who are resident in Commonwealth countries. Please see the CSC website for details.
Equity and Merit Scholarships
We offer Equity and Merit Scholarships to academically excellent students from Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes
If you're a current or recent student at The University of Manchester and plan to start a master's course, you may be eligible for our Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes.
For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.
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- (+44) 0161 543 4699
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