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European Public Health Master

Europubhealth: European Masters Programme in 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.
Image of Katharine Palmer and Precious Ogbuji, postgraduate School of Health and Related Research students

Course description

If you study this course, you’ll receive two masters degrees – one from each of the universities you study at.

The course draws on the expertise of six European universities. In your first year, you will study for a European public health masters degree in either Sheffield or Granada (Spain). In your second year, you will choose to specialise in a specific area of public health practice in France, the Netherlands, Poland or Spain. At the end of both years, you will meet fellow students that are studying in all the universities in the programme for a 3 week integration module in Rennes (France), to study and discuss your experiences of the course. 

All six universities involved in the European Masters Programme in Public Health provide high-quality and fully recognised academic training in public health.

Apply now via europubhealth.org

Accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation


Core modules

Year 1:

  • Key Issues In Global Public Health
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Introduction to Statistics and Critical Appraisal
  • Health Needs Assessment, Planning and Evaluation
  • Epidemiology

Year 2 modules will vary depending on the specialisation and institution chosen, but you will complete a dissertation in year 2.

Optional modules

Choices include:

  • Public Health Informatics
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers
  • Health Care Financing and Economic Evaluation
  • Using Policy to Strengthen Health Systems
  • Sociology of Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Systematic Reviews and Critical Appraisal Techniques
  • Contemporary Health Psychology and Behaviour Change
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis
  • Confronting Public Health Problems
  • Leading and Managing Health Services


2 years full-time

Image of Katharine Palmer, postgraduate School of Health and Related Research Student in the library

I study for two years, and my second year is at a different European institution. Next year I will be in Paris studying Environmental and Occupational Health at EHESP (École des Hautes Études en Santé publique). The course is so broad, it gives students space to develop their own interests within public health.

Katharine Palmer
EuroPubHealth (European MPH programme)

Entry requirements

For information about entry requirements, visit the europubhealth website

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for a scholarship from Erasmus+. For further information, and how to apply for a place, visit: www.europubhealth.org


+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.