Taught course

Master of Public Health

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
MPH

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants should have an appropriate university degree or equivalent qualification. Alternatively, students with relevant experience may be able to apply through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is likely to be attractive to both medical and non-medical graduates working in the broad field of public health and health improvement, and those interested in improving health and wellbeing in the population.

This multidisciplinary course is likely to be attractive to both medical and non-medical graduates who are currently working in the broad field of public health and health improvement, and those interested in improving health and wellbeing in the population, preventing disease and reducing inequalities in health.

With the increasing emphasis on health protection, promotion and disease prevention, a variety of new career opportunities have been generated for people with a postgraduate qualification in public health.

The Public Health Skills and Career Framework (UK) has been used to define and organise the core areas of knowledge and relevant skills into the five core modules. Thus, all of the key public health competency areas are embedded into the course.

Even if your academic background is not directly in public health we would encourage you to apply, particularly if you are working in the public health, social or community sectors in some capacity.

The course is supported by a range of high profile speakers who are all experts in their fields. Find out more about our Public Health speakers.

Teaching strategies will include e-learning, seminars and group work. You will have a minimum of 12 hours of taught contact each week, and in addition, you will be expected to complete up to 140 hours of independent study for each module.

A variety of assessment methods will be used to assess your understanding. Formative assessment will include self- and peer assessment. Summative assessment will include the submission of essays, analysis of case studies, data analyses and oral presentations.

Qualification and course duration

MPH

part time
24-72 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Health and Social Care Admissions
Email
hscadmissions@chester.ac.uk