Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact our admissions team.

Applicants should possess either:

  • A master’s or bachelor’s in medicine, equivalent to a UK degree, coupled with at least one year experience in a public health related field; or
  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in a public health related discipline, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ professional experience in a public health related field; or
  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in a non-public health related discipline, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years’ professional experience in a public health related field.

Applicants should must also have:

  • A minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in English language and mathematics.

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

If you do not have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Months of entry

July, October

Course content

Equip yourself with knowledge, expertise and strategic insight with this fully online and part-time Master of Public Health (MPH).

Throughout the programme you will explore, in small groups and individually, topics such as principles and practices within a global context, as well as methodologies and approaches from an ethical, social and economic standpoint.

This online MPH has been designed to allow students to elect studying specialist modules to advance specific expertise in public health, such as managing crises and disasters, programme and policy challenges in low-income countries, and health economics.

The modules you choose could enable you to pursue our specialist pathways in Global Mental Health (new for 2023), International Public Health or Management of Health Systems.

To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits. Students who complete the PG Cert and PG Dip will have the opportunity to progress to the full master’s degree. 

On this programme you will have the opportunity to critically appraise and apply public health knowledge, whilst equipping you with skills to evaluate options for strategic development and programme interventions. Throughout your studies, you will discover the significance of leading and managing health systems, skills managing crises and disasters, and explore applied epidemiological research for public health.

Teaching methods and style 

This programme is designed to be studied wholly online and part-time. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art virtual learning environment, which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.  

Methods of assessment 

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries. 

Career destinations 

The MPH provides a solid foundation for public health research and practice in a variety of public, NGO, and international settings. With the knowledge and skills this programme will give you, you'll be able to apply public health principles into effect in a variety of settings including research, practice, policy and at the interface of applied research.

Successful completion of this programme may lead to roles such as an Environmental Health Practitioner, Epidemiologist, Health Improvement Practitioner, Health and Safety Adviser.

Information for international students

International students may be eligible for Regional Scholarships of up to 20%. To find out more, please contact our admissions team.

Fees and funding

UK students
£16,065
International students
£16,065

Full tuition fee – £16,065 (2023/2024 academic year)

The tuition fee is fully inclusive of all costs: teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits. If you live in England, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the programme cost. If you are not eligible for a student loan, you will be offered a simple monthly payment plan to spread the cost of your tuition over the duration of your studies.  
Scholarships and Discounts
  • 10% discount for University of Liverpool alumni.
  • You will receive a 5% discount if you choose to pay the full tuition fee upfront. 
  • An Executive Scholarship of 20% is available for the online Master of Public Health (MPH) programme for the 2023/24 academic year.

*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed during the payment process. 

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    part time
    30 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

To achieve a full master’s degree, you will be required to complete 180 credits. This programme is also available as a postgraduate certificate (PG Cert) which amounts to 60 credits and a postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) which amounts to 120 credits. Students who complete the PG Cert and PG Dip will have the opportunity to progress to the full master’s degree.

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