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Public Health is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the efforts of society.
This is the ideal programme if you are a professional or new to the subject and you wish to address today’s problems in public health.
A UK 2:1 health undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent (eg. China – 80-85%; India – 60%; Nigeria – 3.5/Upper Second; N. America – 3.25; other requirements can be requested from the programme team), from a good university is required. For those with non-health related backgrounds or those who have been out of full-time education for some time, both academic qualifications and work experience will be considered.
The deadline for applications for 2013 entry is 31 May 2013.
Supporting documentation including full academic transcripts, degree certificates, two academic references and English language certificate*, must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.
The department does not hold any funding for the MPH programme and only a small percentage of applicants are awarded other scholarships annually (see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities). Please ensure that you have sufficient funding available to cover your studies before submitting an application.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
You will gain an understanding of how different scientific disciplines can be used to investigate and then develop the best professional practice in epidemiology, public health and social science, ethics and health.
The year is divided into two semesters of taught courses, followed by completion of a dissertation between May and August.
Teaching is by lectures, seminars and workshops. Course assessments are mainly essay-based, with a few examinations and presentations.
Your dissertation can involve either a review of existing research or analysis of data from a secondary source or data collected especially for your dissertation.
The programme will prepare you for a career in research or academia, professional public-health service, clinical epidemiology, health technology assessment, public-health protection and a wide range of national and international organisations concerned with preventing disease and improving the health of populations.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013