Taught course

Master of Public Health

University of Liverpool · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

The MPH programme is available to any University graduate in a health or health related profession, and also to non-health graduates and others approved by the University. This includes: Graduates in medicine of an approved university who have no less than one year (and preferably longer) post registration professional experience; Other health-related graduates of an approved university or other institution who have no less than two years of professional experience; Non-health-related graduates, and others who have satisfied the requirements of approved Exam Boards, or have satisfied the University that they are suitably qualified to undertake a postgraduate course. They must have at least three years approved professional experience, and either completed the final examination of an approved professional institution, or obtained some other qualification approved for this purpose by the University. In addition, applicants require a GCSE Grade C or GCE O Level pass in Mathematics and English, or an equivalent qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Established in 1989, the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is internationally respected for its multidisciplinary focus and commitment to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health for All principles.

It's a valuable programme if you're working in health, public management, environmental and related fields and want to increase your knowledge and experience of public health practice.

With its modular format and open learning facilities the programme can be studied to Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters levels within the University. You can also study with other institutions by using the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).

With the understanding this programme will give you, you'll be able to put public health principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice and the interface of applied research.

It forms a core component of the Division of Public Health approved training programmes for:-

  • NHS Specialist Registrars in public health, working towards Certificate of Completion of Specialist training.
  • non-clinical public health specialist trainees.
  • students who wish to go on to complete MFPHM Part A.

Additionally the MPH provides a solid foundation for public health research and practice in a variety of public, NGO, and international settings.

Our students can opt to study full-time over one year or integrate the programme with their jobs and CPD, by studying part-time for two to six years.

Organised into three semesters per year, the programme starts in September. You'll need to attend two days per week (Wednesday, Thursday) for full-time or one day per week (Year One – Wednesday, Year Two – Thursday) for part-time.

We offer 12 weeks of active learning in semesters one and two, followed by one week of assessment. Semester Three (MPH only) is dedicated to your dissertation.

The full-time introductory days in Year One are compulsory. As a Masters, Diploma and Certificate student you'll need to attend these, even if you've opted to study part-time.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months


full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months


part time
24-72 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927