2019 start
MPH

International Development (Masters of Public Health)

Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Course description

You’ll develop an understanding of the interventions necessary to improve the health of communities in the Global South. By exploring contemporary theory, policy and practice in public health and international development, you’ll gain the skills to tackle these challenges working in a public health and development role. There’s an emphasis on applying theory to the everyday complexities of health and development.

The cost of the compulsory field class is included in your tuition fees.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Ideas and Practice in International Development
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Key Issues in Global Public Health
  • Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
  • Dissertation with Placement
  • Professional Skills for Development
  • International Development Field Class

Optional modules

Examples of optional modules include:

  • Living with Climate Change in the Global South
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion
  • Informatics for Public Health
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Cities of Diversity
  • Cities of ‘the South’: planning for informality

Teaching

There are seminars, lectures, workshops, reading groups. You also do some fieldwork.

Assessment

You’re assessed on coursework assignments, project work and a dissertation.

Duration

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

My course has given me a fantastic opportunity to broaden my horizons beyond my medical background. The international development side has provided the opportunity for travel to both Kenya and Ghana and given me the flexibility to focus on my own interests. The course attracts a strong mix of international students and it’s allowed me to make some great friends from all around the globe.

Katherine Cobb
MPH International Development
 

Entry requirements

You’ll need a good 2:1 or first class honours degree in geography or a related subject.

English language requirements

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

geography-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7900

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