MPH Master of Public Health (on campus) / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Our face-to-face, campus-based Master of Public Health course meets the training needs of health professionals around the world who are interested in a career in public or global health, or those seeking new skills in this area.
Contemporary public health practice requires practitioners to be adaptable and flexible, with a broad experience of a range of subject areas.
As public health is a rapidly changing and interdisciplinary field, our course is constantly evolving with new units and topics being introduced regularly to ensure that you are at the forefront of contemporary public health practice. We also have additional learning opportunities through our research and CPD programme that deal with the hot topics in public health and primary care.
This course will equip you with:
- the skills and knowledge to apply to public health concerns at local, national and international level;
- the ability to apply relevant theory and scientific principles to practical situations;
- the capability of meeting core-competencies in public health;
- an understanding of health, disease and health systems in a wider global context.
You can see what our Student Ambassadors have to say about our MPH course and contact them with any questions.
PGCert, PGDip and MPH awards are available.
PhD with integrated master's
If you're planning to undertake a PhD after your master's, our Integrated PhD programme will enable you to combine your postgraduate taught course with a related PhD project in biology, medicine or health.You can also visit this page for examples of projects related to integrated master's courses.
You will be taught by professionals working in the field of local, national and international public health. There is an emphasis on applying your learning to real life public health issues.
The course is delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online seminars and lectures, enabling you to fit study around other commitments.
Learn with students from around the world
You will be able to mix with students from a range of disciplines from all over the world. We have over 2,000 alumni from more than 80 countries.
Additional course information
We run induction sessions for all new students starting our Public Health and Primary Care courses.
A face-to-face induction is held at the University at the beginning of the academic year.
The induction is designed to introduce you to the content and technology used throughout the course. It is also an opportunity for you to meet academic and support staff.
You are required attend the face-to-face induction.
The face-to-face induction includes:
- an introduction to the course units;
- an opportunity to meet tutors and administrators;
- an introduction to the online learning environment;
- an introduction to the library and e-resources at Manchester;
- an opportunity to present your work and hear about work undertaken by other students
Confirmation of attendance on the face-to-face induction will be sought once you have applied for the course.
Our online induction materials will supplement the face-to-face induction and will be available throughout the course for you to refer to.
Teaching and learning
Some course units require your participation throughout, which require a mandatory face-to-face element.
If you are unable to attend a face-to-face component due to mitigating circumstances, you may be permitted to resit as a first attempt in the next semester. Please contact email@example.com if this is likely to be a problem.
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
You will be required to take ten compulsory 15 credit units and a critical review for 30 credits, across the three semesters. This is to allow you to benefit from the full breadth of public health practice.
All face-to-face activities will be planned in advance and will be compulsory, including the induction.
You will have the opportunity to conduct a detailed critical reflection and evidence-based review relating to a public health question or topic. It shares some similarities to the preliminary sections of a dissertation, but with a lower word count.A critical review supervisor will be allocated based on the topic you would like to investigate.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Health Promotion Theory & Methods
|Evidence Based Practice
|Creating Equitable Services for Health and Wellbeing
|Practical Statistics for Population Health
|Communicable Disease Control
|Critical Review - Master of Public Health
|Intercultural Public Health
|Arts and Public Health
|Climate Change and Health
|Infection Prevention & Control
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What our students say
We offer a number of our units as standalone credited CPD courses through our Personal Professional Development programme in public health and primary care.