Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Public Health

This course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills required for practice in the fields of public and community health, providing broad-based training in the core functions and disciplines of public health. The curriculum is based around the syllabus for the Part A examinations of the Faculty of Public Health and includes aspects of all 10 competencies for public health practice. The course will enable students to develop further academic and transferable skills. These will focus on the development of a sophisticated understanding of the concepts of public health and public health practice.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally possess an Honours Class degree (2.1) or above or equivalent, and have a minimum of one year professional experience working in a public health role, community, government setting or similar. We consider each application on its own merits however, and other qualifications and experience may be considered. Most students will already be working full-time in a related area. For those with a professional qualification, Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) can be considered. We will also require 2 references, a copy of your current curriculum vitae (CV) and evidence of existing higher educational qualifications. Those whose 1st language is not English need to demonstrate a minimum of: IELTS level 7.0 overall with level 7.0 in reading and writing specifically; or TOEFL 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or minimum of 100 (Internet-based test); or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade B.

Course modules

Modules: epidemiology and basic statistics (15 credits); research methods and data analysis in public health (15 credits); disease causation, prevention and control (30 credits); working with communities for health improvement (30 credits); public health principles and practice (30 credits); Masters dissertation (60 Credits).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MPH Part-time - 2 years
Certificate of Professional Development Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands
Distance Learning

Key information

Telephone number: 
01782 294400