Taught course

Master of Public Health

University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care

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. Overseas applicants whose first language is not English will need to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent English language qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

This course 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. Our range of modules will offer you excellent opportunities to develop your skills in areas such as epidemiology; policy development and analysis; leadership; and the collaborative and partnership working required to tackle determinants of health that transcend national boundaries.

Why study Master of Public Health with us?

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 our 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.

How will I be taught?

Teaching strategies include e-learning, seminars and group work.

You will have a minimum of 12 hours' taught contact each week, and you will be expected to complete up to 140 hours' independent study for each module.

How will I be assessed?

We will use a variety of assessment methods to assess your understanding. Formative assessment includes self- and peer assessment. Summative assessment includes the submission of essays, analysis of case studies, data analyses and oral presentations.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Health and Social Care Admissions