Taught course

Public Health

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MPHPGDip

Entry requirements

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

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in Public Health in the UK, internationally with the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad), local government, the voluntary sector or academic health care.

This course, together with service training, provides an appropriate preparation for the academic components of the Diploma and PART A MFPH examination of the Faculty of Public Health.
You will study:
  • the factors that can influence the health of populations
  • the provision of health and health care
  • research skills
  • how to apply research findings to improve health and the delivery of health care services

One third of the MSc involves a research project, which is developed in collaboration with staff in the Institute of Health and Society. Your research project will focus on a topic in global health. You can choose from a wide range of projects put forward by our academic staff, or propose your own research area.

Projects vary and can involve:
  • primary data collection (quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods)
  • secondary analysis of a wide range of available datasets
  • systematic review

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 our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPH

full time
12 months
part time
26-36 months

PGDip

part time
9-21 months

Course contact details

Name
Helen Fenwick, Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email
pghealth@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 8755