MRes Public Health (Web-based Learning) / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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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 will be considered on an individual basis, but 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 MRes level.
- 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. The formal deadline is 1 September 2020 . Late applications may be considered.
We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- Gain the skills you need to enter a public health research career if you currently work in healthcare.
- Fit study around your other commitments thanks to the online nature of this course.
- Learn through a combination of coursework and research training, tailoring the taught component to your own needs through a choice of optional units.
- 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 units from this MRes as standalone credited CPD courses through our Public Health Professional Development programme.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
MRes (full-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £19,000
MRes (part-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £950 per 15 credits; £3,800 dissertation
International students (per annum): £1,900 per 15 credits and £7,600 for dissertation
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition and administration costs during your studies.
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.
Please be aware that you are only eligible for the postgraduate loan for English students if you choose the 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time programme.
The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and assessments 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) where e-books are not available;
- communication costs for internet use and telephone;
- a statistical software package (approximately £20).
A copy of the statistical software for PSPH will be 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
- the Arts and Public Health blended learning unit
- the Intercultural Public Health blended learning unit
- the Infection, Prevention & Control blended learning unit
- the Engaging the Hard to Reach for Health Gain blended learning unit
- the Emergency Humanitarian Assistance blended learning unit
- the Geneva Winter School
Cost of AP(E)L
The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of Accreditation 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).
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health (School of Health Sciences) offers an alumni bursary of a 10% reduction towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.
The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- have graduated since 2015;
- hold a first class or 2:1 honours degree;
- have home or overseas fee status;
- are registered for MSC, PGDip or PGCert
- are applying for full- or part-time study;
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.
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