Taught course

Global Public Health

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

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Entry requirements

UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 (or the international equivalent)

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

GCSE Maths and Science at grade A-C, or international equivalent (other evidence or experience will be considered on an individual basis).

Applicants may be interviewed as part of the Admissions 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 obesity and other complex conditions requiring a need for education and specialist training across the health sector.

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

We’ve designed this course for health professionals looking to develop a career in public health and epidemiology.

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
  • Non-communicable 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
+44 (0)161 247 6969