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MPH

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.
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Course description

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.

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Modules

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.

Optional modules

Choices include:

  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Health Promotion
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Economic Evaluation and Healthcare Financing
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers
  • Evaluation Methods for Complex Settings
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques.

Teaching

You’ll be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.

Assessment

Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Duration

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

Entry requirements

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

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

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Contact

scharr-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5454

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