MPH Master of Public Health (Global Health) / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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Career opportunities

A career in public health offers diverse opportunities in a variety of settings. If you take this specialism, you will be prepared to pursue a career in a diverse range of settings. This course will allow you to understand health systems in different contexts and settings, providing you with an understanding of global health that will prepare you for careers around the world.

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.

International resources