Entry requirements

Here are the academic and English language requirements you need to study on this course.

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a medical, health or social sciences discipline. You can also apply if you have successfully completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course, or equivalent.

If you have a different background you will be considered on an individual basis. If you have non-standard qualifications then you will be invited to an interview.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MPH students can gain a broad range of public health competencies and develop high level research skills so as to progress in public health settings.

About this course

This Masters in Public Health (MPH) is for those who wish to pursue a career in public health in the UK and internationally with:

  • the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad)
  • local government
  • the voluntary sector
  • academic healthcare.

A public health doctor must consider issues at many levels, including:

  • societal (eg health inequalities)
  • demographic (ageing and long term conditions)
  • cultural (eg changing public attitudes to health and wellness)
  • social (eg drug and alcohol abuse).

On the MPH in Public Health, you will address these issues and others, with a range of advanced research skills, analyses, and interventions. You will study how to apply research findings to improve health and health services.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.5 overall (with at least 7.0 in writing). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    26-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    9-21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Public Health Programme Team, Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email
pghealth@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 8755