Taught course

Public Health

Northumbria University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have:

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a subject related to health or health sciences; or
  • Work experience at a senior level in public health/healthcare and evidence of a clear commitment to a career in public health.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

A Masters designed to improve public health and develop the knowledge required to reflect on current concerns and practice issues within this field.

Popular with both UK-based and international students, the Master of Public Health course has been specifically designed for those who wish to develop their career within public health, in addition to those looking to promote the health of the public as part of their current professional role.

Upon successful graduation you will possess in-depth research and enquiry skills, and a critical understanding of their application in a public health employment context.

The practical application of these academic skills will equip you with the knowledge and approaches necessary to implement a broad range of interventions to improve public health outcomes in different employment contexts. For example, dealing with pandemic flu epidemics, increasing accessibility to health care services, reducing obesity or malaria rates and community development to enable disadvantaged communities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    full time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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