Master of Public Health (MPH)
Programme Director - Dr Richard Cooper
Start date: September 2013
Duration and mode of study: One year full-time; two to three years part-time.
Why choose the Master of Public Health at the University of Sheffield?
The Sheffield Master of Public Health (MPH) is suitable for UK, European and overseas applicants. The programme provides students with a strong grounding in the fundamental principles and practice of public health. Its flexible modular structure allows the course to meet a wide range of student needs and interests and to tailor learning to particular areas of public health. The MPH is suited to both clinical and non-clinical professionals who aspire to be leaders in their health care organizations, either in the UK or in their own country. We typically have a very wide range of professionals on the course, from doctors, pharmacists and nurses, to social workers, health care managers and social scientists and others. You will study alongside other students in the School and University taking our MPH programmes and we currently have more than 100 students on these courses, around half of whom are international students coming to study in Sheffield.
The MPH programme has been designed to provide progression from the fundamentals to more advanced topics. The course begins by introducing key issues in global public health and the assessment of health need. Alongside these units, you take an introductory research methods unit, providing the basis for your research project later in the programme, plus an introductory statistics unit. There are then a wide range of optional units from which you may select, for the full list see the Course Structure page. Finally, the dissertation provides an opportunity for you to apply your learning to an area of personal interest. The course offers a range of generic and transferable skills, including tuition in basic study skills such as essay writing, referencing, searching the literature and SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).
Aims and learning outcomes
The MPH seeks to provide students with an in depth understanding of issues in public health principles and practice, and apply this to the specific challenges in delivery, planning and management of health services in their national context. The learning outcomes are:
- Thorough understanding of global and national public health issues
- Insight into the global drivers of reform in health systems and their potential impacts on future public health policy directions in both developed and developing nations.
- Comprehensive understanding of the tools available to systematically assess and evaluate health needs
- Critical awareness of how the research process may be applied in the study of public health
For initial enquiries about this course you may contact us at:
Teaching Support Unit
ScHARR Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA
Tel:+44(0)114 222 2960