Taught course

Public Health (Distance Learning)

Staffordshire University · Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally: possess an honours degree of class (2:1) or above (awarded by a United Kingdom University) or equivalent; have a minimum of one year working professional experience in a public health role, community, government setting or similar. If you hold a professional qualification, Accreditation of Prior Achievement (APA) will be considered. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate: ◾A minimum score of 7.0 on IELTS, as administered by the British Council in most countries, or ◾A minimum score of 600 in TOEFL or 250 in the computer based test, or ◾Cambridge Proficiency Grade B We will also require two references, a copy of your current Curriculum Vitea (VC) and evidence of existing Higher Educational Qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Public Health practice draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and skills. Applicants may currently be working in the National Health Service (NHS) or other healthcare organisations, in fields such as medicine, nursing, management, clinical governance, research, health promotion or professions related to medicine.

The Master of Public Health is an internationally recognised qualification in public health. Our award is designed to expand the knowledge and skills required for practice in the fields of public and community health, providing broad-based training in the core functions and disciplines of public health.

Key features
- A high level of excellent and easily accessible support provided by practicing Public Health experts
- Flexible online study using leading software including Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment and IBM's SPSS
- Students are supported to confidently grasp a number of areas often regarded as difficult to understand
- Highly rated by past and present students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
7 months


distance learning
14 months


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

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