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Masters in Public Health Course Structure Selector

Public Health

Here you can review the course structure for MPH and register module choices for your chosen course of study.

The Masters in Public Health (MPH) course is an interdisciplinary degree, drawing upon expertise across a wide range of subject areas and seeks to explore the complexity of Public Health issues in the UK and internationally.

The course aims to provide relevant qualifications to meet national and international needs for a skilled public health workforce and to prepare students for further academic study with a view to academic careers.

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding in a wide range of public health areas. This is reinforced with the optional modules offered on the course, allowing students to pursue their own health-related interests.

Overall, the course aims to provide a focused learning experience, suitable for full- and part-time, UK and international students in a stimulating research-led teaching environment.

To select your module preferences, please click relevant link below. Please read the below information before selecting modules routes. Once you have started on route 1 or route 2 you must stick to that module pathway.

Route 1

Route 2

Full Time:


Route 1 Course Structure (Part-Time)

Certificate Stage - Route 1 (Year 1)

If taking route 1, students must take 3 core modules from a choice of 4 (worth 60 CATS) - shown in the core module list shown below.

Diploma Stage - Route 1 (Year 2)

If taking route 1, students must take the remaining core module that was not taken at certificate stage PLUS 2 options from a choice of 10, shown below.

MSc Stage - Route 1 (Year 3)

If taking route 1, students can take EITHER the professional project (40 CATS) PLUS one optional module (that was not taken at diploma stage) OR students must take the dissertation ONLY (to take this option you must have completed Epidemiology and Statistics (core module) or Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (option module) with a grade >60%). See below.


Route 2 Course Structure (Part-Time)

Certificate Stage - Route 2 (Year 1)

If taking route 2, students must take 2 core modules from a choice of 4 (worth 40 CATS) - shown below - PLUS 1 optional module from a choice of 9 - shown below.

Diploma Stage - Route 2 (Year 2)

If taking route 2, students must take the remaining core modules not chosen at certificate stage PLUS 1 optional module from a choice of 9 (cannot be the same module taken at certificate stage) - shown below.

MSc Stage - Route 2 (Year 3)

If taking route 2, students can take EITHER the professional project (40 CATS) PLUS one optional module (that was not taken at diploma stage) OR students must take the dissertation ONLY (to take this option you must have completed Epidemiology and Statistics (core module) or Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (option module) with a grade >60%). See below.


Course Structure Summary

  Route 1 Route 2
Year 1 (Postgraduate Certificate)
  • Three Core Modules (60 CATS)
  • Two Core Modules (40 CATS)
  • One Option Module (20 CATS)
Year 2 (Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Remaining One Core Module (20 CATS)
  • Two Option Modules (40 CATS)
  • Remaining Two Core Modules (40 CATS)
  • One Option Module (20 CATS)
Year 3 (MSc)
  • Professional Project (40 CATS) and One Option Module (20 CATS)
OR
  • Dissertation (60 CATS): To take this option you must have completed Epidemiology and Statistics (core module) or Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (option module) with a grade >60%

Core Module List

Module name

CATS

Suggested Year of Study

Optional/Core

MH900 Epidemiology and Statistics

20

First (Certificate)

Core

MH902 Disease Prevention and Health Protection

20

 

Core

MH901 Health Improvement and Management for Public Health

20

 

Core

MH903 Social Determinants of Health

20

 

Core

Optional Module List

Module name

CATS

Suggested Year of Study

Optional/Core

MH933 Health Screening

20

None

Optional

MD913 Design, Analysis and Interpretation Epidemiology Research

20

Epidemiology and Statistics

Optional

MH910 International Health Policy

20

None

Optional

MD990 Introduction to Health Economics for Non–Health Economists

20

None

Optional

MH930 Qualitative Research Methods in Health

20

None

Optional

MH928 Leadership

20

None

Optional

MH923 Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal

20

None

Optional

MD999 Global Health

20

None

Optional

MH940 Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare

20

None

Optional

MD90A Pathways to the public health workplace

20

None

Optional

MD941 Public Mental Health & Well-Being

20

None

Optional

Optional Core Module List (For MSc Stage)

Module name

CATS

Suggested Year of Study

Optional/Core

PC950 Professional Project

40

 

Optional Core

MD914 Dissertation***

60

 

Optional Core

***This module has prerequisites. To take this module, students must:

  • Achieved 60% or above in Epidemiology and Statistics (core module) or Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (option module).
  • Achieved an average mark of 60% or above at diploma stage.
  • Has an approved dissertation topic prior to submitting their protocol including identified supervisors.

Key Facts

Contact:

Dolores Towers & Anna Scott

Tel:+44 (0)2476 522035/550567

Course Director: Wendy Robertson

Qualifications: MPH, PGCert, PGDip or PGA

Duration:

MSc Full time: 1 year

MSc Part time: 1-3 years

Location of Study: University of Warwick