Taught course

Public Health

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

  • An Honours degree – normally 2.2 or above, preferably in a health related subject or an equivalent academic or professional qualification from the UK or elsewhere.
  • Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
  • We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Public Health is an interdisciplinary area which aims to prevent disease, prolong life and promote health. It addresses broad issues that can affect the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, populations, and societies. This masters level programme is aimed at graduates and professionals from a range of backgrounds and will develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities in key areas such as health surveillance, intervention, leadership and policy development.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a ‘specialised’ Master’s Degree in that it has academic and professional elements, taking an interdisciplinary approach to areas related to public health. Students are taught how to monitor, diagnose and regulate the health concerns of communities through public policies’.

The programme is both for students who want to enter the field of public health and for those already working as a health professional who want to progress their career. There will be opportunities to engage with employers and real-world projects and for those already in employment there will be opportunities to network and develop their understanding and competences.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English at IELTS 6.5 band score or above.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-36 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

Three years part time delivered on one day a week.

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 636700