Research course

Public Health

University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in Public Health or health and social care related discipline with a Master’s degree in appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is for people who work or aspire to work as higher specialists in public health or at senior policy level.

This course requires students to carry out a systematic inquiry which makes an original contribution to knowledge in practice. It provides an opportunity for you to focus on developing advanced capabilities and understanding as public health leaders, with a view to making a significant original contribution to public health professional objectives.

Our Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) course takes an innovative multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon international experts in health economics, health protection, communicable disease, epidemiology, social justice, health promotion, biostatistics, and health and social policy.

The course was developed to provide you with the cutting-edge research experience, knowledge and skills to enable you to undertake strategic leadership in public health. Its central aims are to foster an integrated understanding of health and social policies, the systems that create and sustain the uneven distribution of determinants of health, and the critical application of social justice principles to current public health issues.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DrPH
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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