MPH Public Health (Web-based Learning) / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

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Career opportunities

Annet Nakaganda - Master of Public Health

"The MPH empowered me with scientific writing skills, critical thinking skills, independence in work and many other skills.

"The knowledge and skills gained from the course have enhanced my research experience and taken me to another level in my career; that is, the ability to design study projects and health programmes for my institution and the country."

Annet Nakaganda / Cancer Epidemiologist and Research Administrator, Uganda Cancer Institute

A career in public health offers diverse opportunities in a variety of settings.

Most of our students complete the course part-time while working in a wide variety of jobs and sectors, and many (eg GPs, hospital doctors, health promotion staff, managers and researchers) take the course to give them public health skills and expertise to apply within their own profession and/or setting.

Intercalating medical students from Manchester and elsewhere take the MPH if they are interested in careers in public health or general practice, or want to work in low and middle-income countries.

Some of our students use their expertise and qualifications to help them move into predominantly public health-related roles. You can see the occupations that some of our MPH students and graduates work in on the student ambassadors' page . You can also get in touch with them to ask questions about the course.

There are a range of resources offered by the University and the Faculty of Public Health, a membership organisation for public health professionals in the UK and around the world, to help you think about how a Master of Public Health can aid your career path.