University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Public Health (Health Services Research)

This course teaches a range of techniques used to evaluate health services and public health interventions. The course is a strong foundation for a research degree or an academic career in public health or health services research.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree (or above) or relevant professional qualification and experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

MPH

Core modules:
Key Issues in Global Public Health; Introduction to Research Methods; Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal; Epidemiology; Randomised Controlled Trials; Qualitative Research Design and Analysis; Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules:
Choices include: Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation; Health Promotion; Communicable Disease Control; Health Care Financing and Economic Evaluation; Public Health Informatics; Promoting Evidence-based Health Care; Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers; Complex Evaluation Methods; Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques.

PgDip

Core modules
Key Issues in Global Public Health; Introduction to Research Methods; Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal; Epidemiology; Randomised Controlled Trials; Qualitative Research Design and Analysis; Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules
Choices include: Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation; Health Promotion; Communicable Disease Control; Health Care Financing and Economic Evaluation; Public Health Informatics; Promoting Evidence-based Health Care; Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers; Complex Evaluation Methods; Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,750 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPH Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MPH Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 6 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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