MPH Master of Public Health (Communicable Disease Prevention and Control) / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

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Career opportunities

A career in public health offers a diverse range of opportunities in a variety of settings. If you choose this specialism, you will be able to pursue a career in health protection, infection prevention and control, emergency planning and response. This course will give a good grounding knowledge in these different areas of public health practice.

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 often take the MPH if they are interested in careers in public health or general practice or work in low and middle-income countries.

Some of our students use their experience and qualification 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.