University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Public Health (Health Technology Assessment)

This programme provides firm grounding in the range of skills and disciplines essential to public health and health technology assessment. This programme will allow you to combine the benefits of completing an MPH degree with the specialism of health technology assessment and evidence-based healthcare. Health technology assessment is a rapidly expanding area, and employment prospects are good.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class degree (or equivalent) in Medicine, a life science or another relevant subject; an interest in public health or epidemiology; experience of working in public health or a related field would be an advantage. Recent graduates with limited relevant experience may apply if they can demonstrate an interest in public health. Students seeking entry to the Certificate or Diploma programmes can also be considered if they have a relevant professional qualification, for example RGN, or experience of working in a health protection, public health or related field.

Course modules

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPH Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPH Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPH Part-time £ 3,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

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Key information

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