Our 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, which is reinforced with the wide range of optional modules offered on the course, allowing students to pursue their own health-related interests.
- Those wishing to pursue a career in public health
- Those currently involved in the practice of aspects of public health or who are working in health promotion
- Those seeking membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health
- Wide range of modules
In addition all students will take the postgraduate induction module.
Students then have a free choice of three out of 11 optional modules, including the module 'Public Mental Health and Wellbeing: Measurements, Determinants and Promotion' which is unique to Warwick. You can see our full selection of modules here.
If you wish, you can choose a defined pathway for your optional modules, depending on your career plans. For example:
Health Services Pathway
- Health Screening
- Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare
- Introduction to Management in Health Services Organisations
- Research project tailored to your interests
• Prevention of childhood obesity in China: A systematic review
• Investigation of models of primary care for homeless patients
• An evaluation of flu vaccination uptake in care home workers
• Hypertension in antiretroviral-treated and naïve people living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
- Possibility of work experience
- Alignment with UK Faculty of Public Health
- Input from external Public Health professionals
- Choice of full- or part-time study
Part time structure (1-3 years)
At the start of Year 1, students choose to pursue route 1 or route 2. The route they choose is then continued into Year 2.
|Route 1||Route 2|
|Year 1 (Postgraduate Certificate)||Three Core Modules (60 CATS)
(For details of modules see box below)
Two Core Modules and One Option Module (60 CATS)
|Route 1||Route 2|
|Remaining One Core Module and Two Option Modules (60 CATS)||Remaining Two Core Modules and One Option Module (60 CATS)|
|Year 3 (MSc)||
Professional Project (40 CATS) and One Option Module (20 CATS)
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%
Full time structure (1 year):
Four Core Modules (80 CATS)
Three Option Modules (60 CATS)
Professional Project (40 CATS)
Four Core Modules (80 CATS)
Two Option Modules (40 CATS)
Dissertation (60 CATS): To continue to the Dissertation you must have completed Epidemiology and Statistics (core module) OR Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (option module) with a grade >60%
We welcome applications from graduates with at least a 2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Those without formal qualifications should demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
International students will also be required to show sufficient competence in English (IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in the reading and writing components and no component below 6).
Teaching is generally organised within one week intensive study blocks. Teaching methods include lectures, seminar and group work, and students will have opportunity to draw on their academic and work experience.
Parts of the course are taught by visiting or guest clinical or academic lecturers.
There is a range of assessment styles, reflecting what is needed when working in public health, such as statistical reports, briefing papers, press releases, action plans, reflections, portfolios, verbal presentations (group and individual) and poster presentations.
Having got onto the UK public health training scheme I opted to do my MPH at Warwick Medical School due to the University’s excellent reputation and varied research interests of the academic staff at the medical school. The MPH was intellectually stimulating and provided an opportunity to meet other physicians and professionals with interests in public health from around the world, and build a network that I continue to interact with both professionally and socially. It provided a strong basis for my career in public health medicine, and excelled in providing the knowledge across the different domains of public health which I use in my daily practice.Dr Daniel Todkill, MBChB, MPH, BSc (hons)Speciality Registrar in Public Health Medicine,West Midlands Deanery
Course Director: Wendy Robertson
Qualifications: MPH, PGCert, PGDip or PGA
MSc Full time: 1 year
MSc Part time: 1-3 years
Location of Study: University of Warwick
Take a look at our interviews with some of our Public Health students and members of our teaching team to find out more about the course.