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Public Health (PGCert/PGDip/MPH) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)

  • Course Code
  • P-B902
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MPH/PGCert/PGDip
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year (MSc)
  • Part-time: 3 years (MSc)/ 2 years (PGDip)/ 1 year (PGCert)
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

Warwick Medical School offers a master's in Public Health, an interdisciplinary degree, drawing upon expertise across a wide range of subject areas, to explore the complexity of public health issues in the UK and internationally.

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.

Core Modules

  • 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

Optional Modules

  • Health Screening
  • Design, Analysis and Interpretation Epidemiology Research
  • International Health Policy
  • Introduction to Health Economics (for non-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
  • 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.

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

Skills from this degree

  • Analytical skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Statistical skills

Minimum requirements First degree (2:ii) or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject. We also consider candidates with relevant work experience

English language requirements 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)

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. Please note, if you are employed by the NHS and your employer is funding you for this course, you will not be eligible for this scheme. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Additional Course Costs

This course may also include additional costs.


The scholarships most relevant for students at Warwick Medical School are:

  • Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarship Scheme
  • Chevening Scholarships (international applicants only)
  • Fulbright-University of Warwick Award
  • Li Xiaoming Scholarship (Chinese applicants only)
  • International Scholarships

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

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.