About this taught graduate course
Public health spans a broad range of issues and subject areas and is suitable if you are looking to explore complex health challenges on a global scale.
Our course has a choice of pathways to enable you to pursue the area of public health you find most relevant and interesting. Pathways include: Global Health, Health Services and an academic route centred on health economics, epidemiology and research methods.
At the end of the Master’s, you will have the opportunity to complete either a dissertation or professional project on a topic of your choice. Previous projects have focused on a broad array of topics, including childhood obesity, flu vaccination uptake within care home staff and models of primary care for homeless patients.
Skills from this degree
- Analytical skills
- Presentation skills
- Communication skills
- Statistical skills
General entry requirements
First degree (2:ii) or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject.
Those without formal qualifications should demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
English language requirements
You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:
- Band A
- 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).
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course.
- Postgraduate Induction and Your Professional Development
- Epidemiology and Statistics
- Disease Prevention and Health Protection
- Health Improvement and Management for Public Health
- Social Determinants of Health
- Dissertation or Professional Project (for the Master’s)
Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
- Health Screening
- Design, Analysis and Interpretation Epidemiology Research
- International Health Policy
- Introduction to Health Economics (for non-economists)
- Qualitative Research Methods in Health
- Introduction to Leadership and Management in Health Service Organisations
- Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare
- Global Health
- Pathways to the Public Health Workplace
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.
Class sizes will vary, however on average they comprise of 20-25 students.
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.
Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. If you would like to view reading lists for the current cohort of students you can visit our Warwick Library web page.
Your personalised timetable will be complete when you are registered for all modules, compulsory and optional, and you have been allocated to your lectures, seminars and other small group classes. Your compulsory modules will be registered for you and you will be able to choose your optional modules when you join us.
Our department has a dedicated careers consultant to help boost your employability and prepare for a career. There are workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples include:
- Career Society at Medical School Event
- AFP Interview Preparation
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
- Foundation Programme (UKFPO) Information evening
Warwick Medical School
Established in 2000, Warwick Medical School (WMS) forms part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine at the University of Warwick. Alongside a range of educational opportunities, WMS has a reputation for research excellence, investigating solutions to significant global health challenges.
Our Graduate Entry Undergraduate course
Our Postgraduate Taught courses
- Advanced Clinical Practice (Critical Care) (PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc)
- Advanced Clinical Practice (PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc)
- Diabetes (PGCert/PGDip)
- Health Research (PG Cert/PG Dip/MSc)
- Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (MSc)
- Medical Education (PG Cert/PG Dip/MMedEd)
- Public Health (PG Cert/PG Dip/MPH)
Our Postgraduate Research courses
Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.
Fee Status Guidance
The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.
If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.
Additional course costs
As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad. Information about department specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below, such as:
- Core text books
- Printer credits
- Dissertation binding
- Robe hire for your degree ceremony
Scholarships and bursaries
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