Taught course

Public Health

Queen's University Belfast · School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

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Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above in a health-related subject or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Evidence of equivalent professional qualifications or experience may be considered, where an applicant does not meet the prerequisite academic requirement. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

A MPH is an internationally recognised qualification opening up many employment opportunities throughout the world.

The course equips students with the knowledge and skills base to pursue a career in public health or other health-related leadership roles.

The curriculum for the MPH at Queen’s is aligned very closely to the syllabus for the professional exams for the UK Faculty of Public Health.

The MPH is designed to introduce students to:

  • The 'science' of public health practice: a robust, systematic and evidence-based approach to define and understand population health issues and problems.
  • The 'art' of public health practice - interpersonal and organisational skills to work in partnership with others; influence decisions; support implementation of policy, programmes or interventions; and effect real change. It aims to identify optimal solutions for health gain within available resources.
  • A global perspective on public health, including the health of underserved areas in Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website

Fees and funding

For tuition fee information see our website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Denise O'Hagan
+44 (0)28 9063 2615