University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Public Health (International)

This programme in public health is an exciting and engaging programme developed in response to Public Health professionals around the world and delivered by global academic and field experts in public health and health systems. The course builds upon the well-established and successful Masters of Public Health through the addition of modules which contextualise and apply public health topics and skills in terms of low- and middle- income countries.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to those with a good 1st degree in any subject of relevance to public health; this includes most biological sciences; applications are also welcome from UK medical students who wish to transfer are welcome; for the Diploma, applications are also accepted from those with a relevant professional qualification or sufficient public health experience at the appropriate level without a primary degree, e.g. registered nurses; if students are unsure about their eligibility, please contact the course administrator; applications are considered as they are received throughout the year with places awarded to candidates meeting the entry requirements on a 1st come, 1st served basis; applications from overseas students need to be received by June to enable enough time for processing; applications from UK students can be accepted until early August; international students: accept a range of qualifications from different countries: IELTS 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any band; TOEFL: internet based 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to public health (not assessed); epidemiology statistics and research methods (20 credits); practical epidemiology and statistics (20 credits); health information and health informatics (10 credits); public health in low and middle income countries (10 credits); further public health in low and middle income countries (20 credits). Option modules (tier 2); systematic reviews and evidence synthesis (10 credits); principles of health technology assessment (10 credits); health economics (10 credits); introduction to leadership and management in health (10 credits); health care evaluation and commissioning (10 credits); health protection 1 (10 credits); sociology and social policy (10 credits); health promotion (mph) (10 credits); option modules (tier 3); systematic reviews and evidence synthesis (20 credits); qualitative research methods (20 credits); clinical trials (mph) (20 credits); health protection 2 (10 credits); advanced statistical methods (10 credits) ; international health protection (10 credits); oral health and dental services (20 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a mixture of examination and assignment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPH Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPH Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPH Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPH Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPH Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiry Service
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0121 414 5005