Taught course

Master of Public Health

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an honours degree (2.2 classification or above). Details of the minimum IT specification required for distance learning are available on request.

Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credits for previous study or related work experience which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Months of entry


Course content

This course facilitates the transfer of knowledge from academic public health to the practice environment by translating research findings into actions that can be understood and acted upon by practitioners and the public.

Course Details

Teaching focuses on core concepts and principles underpinning public health practice and policy development, which can be applied in a variety of settings. You are encouraged to apply these concepts and principles to your own area of practice or interest through the assessments you complete.

Course Structure

Core modules

  • Data Analysis Methods
  • Designing Research Projects
  • Dissertation
  • Epidemiology
  • International Public Health
  • Leadership and Management in Public Health
  • Public Health in Context

How you learn

You can learn through online distance learning or by attending face-to-face sessions. Equivalent learning and teaching activities are provided for both distance and attendance students although the mode of delivery may vary. You are supported through the use of a virtual learning environment (Blackboard) and other readily available software.

You participate in lectures, seminars, group activities and computer-based workshops such as blogs and webinars. Distance learning students receive recorded lectures and structured open learning materials and are encouraged to participate in online discussion and activities. There are also key points when distance learners must be available via online web technology as part of the assessment framework (a distance learning handbook is provided separately with more details). Skills development is supported through computer-based simulations. Individual tutorial support is available to all students throughout the course. How you are assessed You are assessed through a range of methods to provide a variety of learning experiences and to challenge and extend your knowledge. These include written reports and essays, defended poster, case study, research proposals, and a dissertation. You are given written feedback on all assignments to outline your progress and encourage further development. Career opportunities Successful completion of this course provides opportunities for career progression for those already working in public health and opportunities for others to embark on a career in the field. It also serves as preparation for those wishing to take the Faculty of Public Health Part A examination.

Information for international students

International applicants must demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.5.

Fees and funding

For funding information, please contact the University Finance Office on +44 (0)1642 342171 or email finance@tees.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

School of Health & Social Care Admissions
+44 (0)1642 384110