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
This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in Public Health and/or Health Services Research in the UK or internationally with the UK National Health Service (or its equivalent abroad), local government, the voluntary sector or academic health care. It is suitable as preparation for the Part A 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. 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. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Public Health Programme Team, Medical Sciences Graduate School
- +44 (0) 191 208 8755