University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Public Health

Public Health is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the efforts of society. Whether you are already a working professional in this area, or new to the subject, this is the ideal programme for those wishing to address today's problems in public health. You will gain an understanding of how different scientific disciplines can be used to investigate and then develop the best professional practice in epidemiology, public health and the social science of health. This programme is taught by lecturers based at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS). CPHS is an interdisciplinary research hub which draws together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care and biomedical and social sciences. The Centre is also a WHO Collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to 1st or upper 2nd class honours in the UK; China 80-85%; India 60%; Nigeria 3.5/Upper 2nd; North America 3.25). Overseas applicants from regions not listed here can request specific entry requirements from the programme team. For those with non-health related backgrounds or those who have been out of full-time education for some time, both academic qualifications and work experience will be considered.

Course modules

Modules include: epidemiology for health professionals; health systems analysis; introduction to qualitative research methods; introduction to health promotion; research skills for public and global health; introduction to systematic reviews; general public health strand; global health non-communicable diseases; introduction to global health; globalisation and non-communicable diseases. Optional Modules: global health challenges: an introduction; project management for effective global public health programmes; the global burden of mental illness; palliative and end of life care in an international context; the burden of diabetes in the developing world - epidemiology to strategic management; family medicine in developing and emerging economy health care and its role in non-communicable disease management; HIV and non communicable diseases; evidence-based medicine; maternal health; cultivating communities of practice: leadership and management within multi-disciplinary teams; epidemiology for public health; investing in global health and development; epidemiology of chronic disease; global health epidemiology; research skills for public and global health; introduction to systematic reviews; and many more.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPH On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
MPH On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (EU) 36 months
MPH On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
MPH On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
MPH On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
MPH On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
PgCert On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip On-line study September 2016 GBP 4,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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Distance learning

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0131 650 2679