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Public Health (Management and Leadership)

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 is suited to those who aspire to be leaders in their health care organisations and systems. It will help clinicians understand the world of the manager, and managers the world of the clinician. A major strength of this course is its combination of public health, management, health services research and health economics.


We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.

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Core modules

  • Leading and Managing Health Services
  • Economic Evaluation and Health Care Financing
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Promoting Evidence-based Health Care
  • Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Choices include:

  • Foundations of Leadership and Teamwork
  • Advanced Topics in Leadership
  • Leading in Challenging Times
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Social Determinants of Health Inequalities
  • Health Promotion; Epidemiology
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques
  • Key Issues in Global Public Health


There are lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study.


Assessment is by coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 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


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

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