University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Public Health

This programme is designed to provide academic training to professionals currently working in, or who wish to work in, the public health field, students attend compulsory modules then choose from a wide range of approved modules.

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. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact the course administrator. Please note: Applications are considered as they are received throughout the year with places awarded to candidates meeting the entry requirements on a 'first come, first served' basis. Applications from overseas students need to be received by June to enable enough time for processing.

Course modules

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

Assessment methods

Assessment is via a mixture of examination and assignment. MPH students complete their Master's degree by also undertaking a research project and writing a 10,000 word dissertation.

Qualifications

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

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