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.
On this course you will take five core modules, which are listed below:
- Epidemiology and Statistics
- Disease Prevention and Health Protection
- Sociology of Health, Health Policy and the Social Determinants of Health
- Health Improvement and Management for Public Health
- Postgraduate Induction and Your Professional Development
To find out more about the optional modules available to you, and their detailed descriptions, please see below:
- Health Screening
- Design, Analysis and Interpretation Epidemiology Research
- International Health Policy
- Introduction to Health Economics for Non-Health Economists
- Public Mental Health and Wellbeing: Measurements, Determinants and Promotion
- Qualitative Research Methods in Health
- Introduction to Management in Health Service Organisations
- Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare
- Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare (Distance Learning)
- Global Health
- Pathways to the Public Health Workplace
- Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare
- Professional Project
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.
The course is particularly aimed at:
- 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 and want to expand their knowledge
- Those seeking membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health
To Visit Warwick...
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
Full-time: 1 year
(October 2019 - October 2020)
Part-time: 1-3 years
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.
English Language Requirements
International students will 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).
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