MPH/Diploma/Certificate Master of Public Health (Health Services Research)

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

About the course

Course description 2017

This course teaches a range of techniques used to evaluate health services and public health interventions. The course is a strong foundation for a research degree or an academic career in public health or health services research.

ScHARR postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Key Issues in Global Public Health
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Epidemiology
  • Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

Choices include:

  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Health Promotion
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Health Care Financing and Economic Evaluation
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Promoting Evidence-based Health Care
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers
  • Complex Evaluation Methods
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques

Teaching and assessment

You’ll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study. Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

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

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree or relevant professional qualification and experience.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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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.