A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent (China 80-85%; India 60%; Nigeria 3.5/Upper Second; North America 3.25), in medicine, nursing, social science, science, biomedicine, or other related discipline.
We may also consider your application if you have a different background or if you have been out of full-time education for some time; please contact us to check before you apply.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
Public Health is about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the efforts of society. Whether you are already a working professional in this area, or new to the subject, this Master of Public Health (MPH) is the ideal programme for those wishing to address today’s problems in public health.
Our MPH programme provides students with an understanding of how different scientific disciplines can be used to investigate and then develop the best professional practice in epidemiology, public health and the social science of health.
After successful completion of year one, you can choose to follow a general Public Health programme or a programme specialising in the important global health area of Noncommunicable Diseases.
This programme is taught by lecturers based at the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute, which is part of the Edinburgh Medical School. The Usher Institute is an interdisciplinary research and teaching hub which draws together researchers, clinicians and practitioners from public health, primary care and biomedical and social sciences. The Centre for Population Health Sciences, within the Usher Institute, is also a WHO Collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy, an interdisciplinary network which aims to improve global health through collaborative, interdisciplinary research, education and resource development:
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Programme Administrator, Rosemary Porteous
- +44 (0)131 650 9835