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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Develop the skills you need to change the health and wellbeing of your community, and beyond, for the better.

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Entry requirements

An Honours degree, normally 2.2 or above, preferably in a health related subject or an equivalent professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere

Two forms of APL may be used for entry - Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal entry requirements but who have relevant experience

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English at IELTS 6.5 or above

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UCAS institution code P63

Duration Up to three years part-time

Course Summary

Public Health is an interdisciplinary area which aims to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health. It addresses broad issues that can affect the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, populations, and societies. This masters level programme is aimed at graduates and professionals from a range of backgrounds and will develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities in key areas such as health surveillance, intervention, leadership and policy development. The programme is endorsed by Public Health England (South West).

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a ‘specialised’ Master’s Degree in that it has academic and professional elements, taking an interdisciplinary approach to areas related to public health. Students are taught how to monitor, diagnose and regulate the health concerns of communities through public policies.

The programme is both for students who want to enter the field of public health and for those already working as a health professional who want to progress their career. There will be opportunities to engage with employers and real-world projects and for those already in employment there will be  opportunities to network and develop their understanding and competences.

We are seeking accreditation from APHEA and for CPD accredited modules from the government's Faculty of Public Health.

Modules for this course

1st Year

Introduction to public health
Quantitative research
Health promotion
Epidemiology of non-communicable disease
Leadership for public health

2nd Year

Public health policy & politics
Qualitative research
Public health economics
Health protection

3rd Year


What might you become?

Graduates will be well placed to apply for public health roles in local or national government health departments. The range of jobs varies widely, and can include epidemiology, environmental health, health education, health promotion, health policy development, research and health advocacy.

While studying students on this course can apply for student membership with The Royal Society of Public Health and upon completion of the course students will be eligible to apply for a fellowship membership.

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How you’ll be taught and assessed?

Ben Jane

Ben Jane

Course leader

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Ben is a qualified, practising fitness instructor who brings a wealth of experience spanning gym management, occupational health, GP referral schemes, sports conditioning, personal training, indoor cycling, circuits and the teaching and assessment of industry qualifications. To see more of my work including a number of teaching resources visit

Fees and funding

Fees UK students: £8,000

Fees for International students: £14,500

This fee covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.

Funding available for this course

Our Student Funding Advisors offer confidential and impartial advice about your funding options.

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