Taught course

Public Health

The University of Manchester · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

As a minimum entry requirement for graduate study, you should have an undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent GPA); but relevant research or professional experience may be considered in place of an academic qualification less than a 2:1. In all cases; the degree held must be from a recognised institution.

Health Protection; Health Promotion; Public Health Primary Care; Global Health; Emergency Humanitarian Assistance

Months of entry


Course content

The MPH was the first web-based public health Masters programme in the UK. The programme aims to provide students with the skills needed to develop a critical evidence-based approach to the promotion of public health and primary care.

The programme is suitable for any public health or primary care professional wanting to develop public health or research skills, CPD, top-up training for voluntary registration, public health trainees and the MFPH examination, and fourth-year intercalating medical students.

A number of pathways can be followed through this course leading to different awards, as follows:

Master of Public Health (MPH): the evidence-based approach

MPH (Public Health)
MPH (Primary Care)
MPH (Health Promotion)
MPH (Global Health)
MPH (Global Health and Emergency Humanitarian Assistance)*
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health
Individual course units
*Only open to University of Manchester intercalating medical students.

A two-day residential is held at the University at the beginning of the academic year which students are recommended to attend, although it is not compulsory as the same induction material is available online.

Flexible training packages include a Masters; a postgraduate diploma; a postgraduate certificate and individual courses as part of the Public Health Professional Development (PHPD) programme.

Information for international students

IELTS level 7.0 overall with level 7.0 in reading and writing specifically TOEFL 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or minimum of 100 (Internet-based test) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade B

Fees and funding

Funding information can be obtained from the MPH Programme Administrator at mph.admissions@manchester.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months


distance learning
48 months


distance learning
12-60 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation40 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44 (0) 161 275 1648