MRes Public Health (Web-based Learning) / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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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 you may be required to enrol initially on another route, such as a PGCert or PGDip. You may be allowed to progress to the full MRes course if you pass the course at the required MRes level.
- 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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- Learn the skills to address public health concerns at a local, national and international level.
- Gain the skills to enter a public health research career if you currently work in healthcare.
- Fit study around other commitments with online learning.
- Learn through coursework and research training, tailoring the taught component to your own needs through a choice of optional units.
- Open up a career in health science research if you undertake a PhD after completing this course.
- Study at a university ranked 6th in the UK, 8th in Europe and 27th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).
- We offer a number of units as standalone credited CPD.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
MRes (full-time distance learning)
UK students (per annum): £10,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £19,500
MRes (part-time distance learning)
UK students (per annum): £1,000 per 15 credits and £4,000 for dissertation
International, including EU, students (per annum): £1,950 per 15 credits and £7,800 for dissertation
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 . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
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, but you are likely to incur some additional costs:
- maximum of one core text book per unit (approximately £30 per book) where e-books are not available;
- communication costs for internet use and telephone;
- a statistical software package (approximately £20).
A copy of the statistical software for Practical Statistics for Population Health will be provided free for all international fee-paying students.
Costs may also be incurred for travel, subsistence and accommodation charges during the following optional events or units:
- the residential (first year)
- blended learning units in the Arts and Public Health, Intercultural Public Health, Infection, Prevention & Control, Engaging the Hard to Reach for Health Gain blended learning unit
- the Geneva Winter School (not running in 2020)
In 2020/21 our residential and blended units were online.
Cost of AP(E)L
The University permits applicants with comparable previous experience to submit an application for consideration of Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L). The maximum AP(E)L is 15 credits to a PGCert, 45 credits to a PGDip and 60 credits to a master's.
If your 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).
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
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- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- +44 (0)161 306 0604
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