Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Public Health

The programme is designed to introduce students to the 'science' of public health practice: A systematic and evidence-based approach to define and understand population health issues and problems. It aims to identify optimal solutions for health gain within available resources, as well as the 'art' of public health practice - interpersonal and organisational skills to work in partnership with others; influence decisions; support implementation of policy, programmes or interventions; and effect real change.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above in a health-related subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Evidence of equivalent professional qualifications or experience may be considered, where an applicant does not meet the prerequisite academic requirement. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

Course modules

Determinants of health; medical statistics; public health sciences; health and social care systems; health improvement; health protection; students are also required to complete an appropriate, discrete, academic or service public health dissertation project to integrate and apply public health-related knowledge and skills.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods may include written examination, written assignments and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPH Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

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Postgraduate and Professional Development Office
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028 9063 2619