Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see our website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/group/public-health

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Master’s in Public Health programme is multi-disciplinary and trans-professional in both its content and the students it generally attracts. The MPH has been run successfully in Cardiff since 1989 and has a national and international reputation.

The Master's in Public Health (MPH) course aims to deliver high quality, integrated, multi-disciplinary learning for leadership and problem-solving across the broad field of public health.

It is a required course for public health trainees in Wales preparing for the examination for membership of the Faculty of Public Health, for whom a supplementary course is available.

The course aims to provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Quantitatively and qualitatively assess the population’s health and health needs, including the determinants and status of health and well-being and development of effective action.
  • Critically assess the evidence relating to the effectiveness of health and healthcare interventions, programmes and services.
  • Promote the health of populations by influencing lifestyle and socio-economic, physical and cultural environment through methods of health promotion, including health education.
  • Protect the public’s health from communicable and environmental hazards.
  • Collect, generate, synthesise, appraise, analyse, interpret and communicate intelligence that measures the health status, risks, needs and health outcomes of defined populations.

Full-time students take core and specialty modules concurrently. To gain the Master’s qualification, all students then undertake a dissertation on a suitable public health topic.

Distinctive features

  • The course is multi-disciplinary and trans-professional in both its content and the students it attracts
  • Taught by world-class experts in a collaboration between academic partners and the NHS including two World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating centres, the Schools of Medicine and Social Science at Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Swansea University, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, and Public Health England
  • Cardiff University’s position within the heart of the Welsh capital provides students with outstanding access to public bodies including the Welsh Assembly Government, NHS Trusts and Public Health Wales. In Cardiff, all of the elements of Public Health are working together in one place, providing students on this course the unique opportunity to form part of this dynamic collaboration by undertaking projects with supervisors across public health research and practice
  • The MPH has been run successfully in Cardiff since 1989 and has a national and international reputation. The course is designed to fit closely with the syllabus of the UK Faculty of Public Health and to take account of the changing nature of public health practice globally

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Offers knowledge and expertise in the broad field of public health practice. Students obtain an understanding of the factors that determine health, how health policy is developed and the importance of rigorous evaluation of evidence. Specific skills include: the use of research methods and critical appraisal of evidence.

Course contact details

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Applicant enquiries
Email
admissions@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 9999