2019 start
MPH

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.
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Course description

The course welcomes students from a wide range of educational backgrounds and provides the opportunity for you to develop the research, evaluation and analytical skills you need to understand and undertake a wide range of public health activities, in national and international contexts.

The course attracts students from all over the world and from many different professional backgrounds bringing a wide variety of perspectives to the public health topics covered in our modules.

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Modules

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

Optional modules

Choices include:

  • Health Promotion
  • Leading and Managing Health Services
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • 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
  • Confronting Public Health Problems
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis

Teaching

Lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.

Assessment

You’re assessed on coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Duration

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

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

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or a recognised 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.