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

For applicants whose first language is not English, an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.5 in Reading and Writing, and 6.0 in Listening and Speaking) is required.

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 £3,000 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

January, September

Course content

Public health professionals explore health in different communities, ensuring people have a better quality of life. They also work to provide interventions that empower communities and individuals to improve health. Study at Oxford Brookes to develop the insight and understanding for a rewarding career in public health.

Throughout this course you’ll look at how health is related to individual biology and genetics. You’ll explore the behavioural, social and environmental factors that affect public health. And you’ll look at ways to gather and examine evidence, and see how your findings can be put into practice to make a difference in society.

This is not just a course for those with a clinical background. It’s suitable for anyone interested in working to improve and support the wellbeing and health of wider communities.

Whether you’re interested in improving the lives of society’s most vulnerable, or furthering your career in public health services, we want to help you make a difference.

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

UK students
£10,200 (Full Time) £1,100 per single module (Part Time)
International students

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

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