Taught course

Public Health

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health

Entry requirements

You will need a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution.

You will need at least six months work experience in a public health related field.

English language requirements

Applicants will be required to demonstrate one or more of the following (or equivalents):

  • British Council IELTS: level 7.0 or above
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; Grade A or B
  • O-level English Language or GCSE English Language : Grade A or B
  • O-level Maths or GCSE: Grade A or B or equivalent
  • Oxford Brookes University English Language Level 4 – pass.

Application process

International applicants will need to apply early to allow enough time for obtaining visas.

If you are offered a place you may be asked to pay a deposit of £1,000 to secure a place on the course.

Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.

Months of entry


Course content

Our successful and innovative MPH in Public Health welcomes UK, EU and international applicants from a wide range of professions. It is ideal if you are seeking to broaden your knowledge and skill set, or are preparing for advancement in your field or career.

The course focuses on the health of communities as a recognised concern to a wide group of professionals. We will show how good health can be a right, not a privilege. And you will discover how health is related to:

  • individual biology
  • genetics
  • behavioural factors
  • social factors
  • environmental factors.

This course is suitable for those seeking a career in public health, people from clinical backgrounds and allied health professionals. If you have a non-health-related degree but have relevant work experience, you are welcome and encouraged to apply.

We offer a range of opportunities to gain work experience with local public health organisations.

We also offer a similar course through distance learning.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

For part-time PGDip and PGCert, please contact the Programme Administrator

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848