MPH 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 may be required to enrol initially on another route, such as a PGCert or PGDip. You may be allowed to progress to the full MPH 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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"The team at Manchester exposed me to a highly effective manner of teaching and made learning worthwhile.
"The skills and knowledge that I have acquired are already impacting on my professional and personal development. I am definitely a better teacher, doctor and researcher as a result!"Ogochukwu Okoye / Master of Public Health (2016 graduate)
- Learn the skills and knowledge you need to address public health concerns at local, national and international level.
- Study when it suits you through online learning, with extensive support and an optional face-to-face induction.
- Have the option to specialise in Global Health, Health Sciences, Environment and Public Health, Dental Public Health, Evidence-based Healthcare, Implementation Sciences, Occupational Health, or Communicable Disease Prevention and Control.
- Some units can be taken as credited CPD through our Public Health Professional Development programme.
Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .
You can also watch webinar recordings from our recent virtual open week, including subject-specific sessions and webinars about general topics such as teaching and funding. Visit the postgraduate taught virtual open week website for a list of sessions.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2022, the tuition fees are as follows:
MPH (part-time distance learning)
UK students (per annum): £10,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,500
PGDip (part-time distance learning)
UK students (per annum): £8,400
International, including EU, students (per annum): £16,400
PGCert (part-time distance learning)
UK students (per annum): £1050 per 15 credits
International, including EU, students (per annum): £2,050 per 15 credits
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 .
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 be incurred for travel, subsistence and accommodation charges during the following optional events or units:
- the face-to-face induction 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 Nutrition and Public Health blended learning unit
- the Geneva Winter School
In 2020/21 our face-to-face induction 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 Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L). The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a certificate, 45 credits to a diploma and 60 credits to a master's.
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 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.
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
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- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- (+44) 0161 543 4699
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
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