Taught course

Public Health Management

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants for the MBA in Public Health Management programme should normally hold an honours degree (preferably with a 2.1 classification), or a diploma in a health related discipline, as well as have evidence of continuing professional development that shows the ability to study at masters level. Applications are encouraged from non-standard entrants with relevant experiential learning. Students may also apply for Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning for specific modules, which will be reviewed individually by the Course Director. The general requirements for admissions are in line with University policy (Academic Regulations 2.7). Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have minimum of IELTS>6.5 (preferably with a high mark in the written component), or equivalent e.g. TOEFL computer-based >250. NB: If entry is through a professional practice Postgraduate Certificate the modules required for a Postgraduate Diploma must include those needed to fulfil the mandatory requirements of the MBA in Public Health Management named programme

Months of entry


Course content


Public health is everyone’s business - both in the UK and across the globe. As new knowledge is uncovered through continuing research and progress in life sciences, public awareness is deliberately raised so that the health of the population is further enhanced.


Study to PgCert, PgDip or MBA level.

Developed for international students.

Get the skills you need for a career in public health.


Global health issues impact at national level and require a robust public health response by governments.

Growing recognition of health inequalities, trends in globalization, patterns of travel and migration, the growing proportion of the population living with chronic illnesses, epidemics of infectious diseases, all make public health an important concern across the world. With growing demands on public health infrastructures government agencies, NGOs and other organisations all require focussed strategic management to increase their effectiveness. Funding bodies are demanding greater accountability and efficiencies, and hence the need for an MBA in Public Health Management.

Existing public health modules at Masters level are populated largely by international students. The MBA Public Health Management course aims to develop and build on this experience predominantly for international applicants, although it is open to UK applicants as well. In addition to the MBA, there is the option to emerge with either Postgraduate Certificate, or Postgraduate Diploma.

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of principal business functions such as finance, marketing and people management. The MBA negotiated dissertation project allows candidates to explore specific public health components in-depth, in areas such as the setting of public health policy and how to manage change within the context of the constantly evolving public health sector.

The mandatory course modules are:

• Principles of marketing,
• financial analysis & decision making,
• human Rresource management,
• strategic healthcare management,
• public health and health development,
• research methods,
• management and career mentoring in healthcare,
• public health policy and practice,
• MBA dissertation.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office: Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152 www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Unit
+44 (0) 24 7679 5388 or +44 (0) 24 7679 5958