University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Public Health (Statement of Extra Accredited Learning)

The aim of this course is to provide students with an enhanced preparation for continuing academic study or Part A of the Membership of the Faculty of Public Health (UK) examination; the course provides a broader version of the current MPH programme (230 instead of 180 credits); by being formally assessed and accredited in more modules, the MPH (SEAL) allows students to demonstrate their wider competency range.

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 intercalate. 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.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to public health (not assessed); epidemiology statistics and research methods; practical epidemiology and statistics; health information and health informatics. 4 Optional modules from: health technology assessment - principles and practices; health economics; public health management 1; health care evaluation and commissioning; health protection 1; sociology and social policy 1; health promotion; plus many more.

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a mixture of examination and assignments, and a 10000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPH Full-time £ 9,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPH Full-time £ 21,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MPH Part-time £ 4,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005