Taught course

Global Public Health

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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Entry requirements

A first degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject area and English, Maths and a Science at GCSE at grade A-C or international equivalent. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in each single component).

The applicants with the highest personal statement scores will be invited to interview, which may be in person or online (at the discretion of admissions tutors) as part of the application process.

Mandatory prior study and relevant experience

This course is open to any university graduate in a health or health-related profession. Those with a medical degree should have one year post-registration professional experience. Applicants with a non-health-related undergraduate degree must be able to demonstrate sufficient public health knowledge or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Public Health is a growing concern with issues such as virus transmission, obesity and other complex conditions requiring a need for education and specialist training across the health sector.

This new masters in Global Public Health offers a foundation in public health training and exposure to global health analysis, policies, systems and practices.

You’ll focus on global public health issues guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015:

  • Reproductive, maternal, new-born and child health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health
  • Injuries and violence
  • Universal health coverage (UHC) and health systems
  • Environmental risks
  • Health risks and disease outbreaks

You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the health challenges facing populations and nations in an increasingly globalised world.

We aim to equip you with skills for planning, managing and evaluating health services for disease prevention, health protection and health promotion.

Graduates from this MPH should develop a workforce with strong management, leadership and critical thinking skills.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
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