MPH/Diploma/Certificate Master of Public Health

School of Health and Related Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges to improve the health and care of people across the globe.

I love the University and Sheffield as a city. I did my undergraduate degree here and didn’t want to leave. Whilst what I learnt was related to public health, such as disease outbreak management, the problem solving skills can be applied to other areas in the future.”

Harriet Fidler, Master of Public Health


September 2016 start

Course description 2016

Public health has never been more important, as we encounter new challenges in areas such as obesity, for example, with the epidemiological transition globally meaning the burden of disease moves away from traditional communicable diseases.

In addition, much greater recognition of the role of health inequalities in the UK and globally means there are new challenges but also opportunities in how we try to improve population-level health.

This course is designed to provide you with the research, evaulation and analytical skills you need to understand and undertake a wide range of public health activities, in a national and international context.

Our modules set public health in an international context, so the course attracts students from all over the world.

ScHARR postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Epidemiology
  • Key Issues in Global Public Health
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Dissertation (for Masters course)

Optional modules

Masters students also choose four modules from a range including:

  • Health Promotion
  • Leading and Managing Health Services
  • Communicable Disease
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
  • Health Care Financing & Economic Evaluation
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers
  • Social Determinants of Health Inequalities
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques
  • Promoting Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Contemporary Health Psychology and Behaviour Change

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Examinations
  • Dissertation

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2/3 years part-time
September 2017 start

Course description 2017

The course is designed to provide you with the research, evaluation and analytical skills you need to understand and undertake a wide range of public health activities, in a national and international context.

Our modules set public health in an international context, so the course attracts students from all over the world.

ScHARR postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Epidemiology
  • Key Issues in Global Public Health
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

Choices include:

  • Health Promotion
  • Leading and Managing Health Services
  • Communicable Disease
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
  • Health Care Financing and Economic Evaluation
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers
  • Social Determinants of Health Inequalities
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques
  • Promoting Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Contemporary Health Psychology and Behaviour Change

Teaching and assessment

There are lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. You’re assessed on coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2/3 years part-time

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or a recognised medical degree or significant experience in public health.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Teaching Support Unit
E: scharrtu@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5454

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.