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.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is an adaptation of, and builds on, two previous courses: the Master in Population Health Evidence (MPHe) and the MRes (Health and Community). It is a web-based course, and is partnered by a separate course, the Master of Public Health (MPH) which has a much smaller research component. There are two streams to the MRes, one called Public Health and the other Primary Care. Distinction between the two is on the basis of the Course Units taken and the research topics chosen.

The aim of the course is to provide an entrance to research development, mainly for those currently in the workforce who wish to become researchers, through a combination of coursework and research training.

The objectives are to provide a combination of coursework and research work to develop research skills in Public Health and Primary Care. The flexibility provided by offering the coursework components on-line, allows those currently in the workforce to use this as a way of entering research training.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require either: IELTS level 7.0 overall with level 7.0 in reading and writing specifically. TOEFL 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based). Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade B.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24- months

Course contact details

School of Medicine
+44 (0)161 275 1648